Georgia’s own and Indianapolis Colt Robert Mathis has been suspended for the 1st for games of the 2014 season for testing positive and violating league rules on performance enhancing drugs.
“It is difficult for me to address the circumstances surrounding this suspension because they involve very personal medical information, but it is very important to me that my fans, particularly young people, understand what did and did not occur. Like many families, my wife and I faced fertility challenges, and I sought medical assistance. I specifically asked the doctor if the medication he prescribed for me would present a problem for NFL drug testing, and unfortunately, he incorrectly told me that it would not. I made the mistake of not calling the NFL or NFLPA to double-check before I took the medication at the end of last season.” – Robert Mathis
The Indianapolis Colts have made this statement about the circumstances.
“We recognize the extreme seriousness of this matter and will honor the confidentiality requirements of the league’s program. We nevertheless wish to assure Robert and our fans that he remains an honored and cherished member of the Colts family and that we support him as he deals with this difficult challenge.”