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SportGiants' Golden Tate loses appeal, will sit first four games of season

23:40  13 august  2019
23:40  13 august  2019 Source:   profootballrumors.com

Giants WR Golden Tate opens up after NFL denies appeal

Giants WR Golden Tate opens up after NFL denies appeal Suspended Giants wide receiver Golden Tate revealed Wednesday that the drug he tested positive for in April is Clomiphene. Clomiphene (brand name Clomid) is not FDA-approved for men. It is approved for female infertility due to ovulatory disorder, and it’s classified in the NFL’s and NFL Players Association’s collectively-bargained policy on performance-enhancing substances as an “anti-estrogenic agent.” Doctors, however, still often prescribe it to men to improve sperm count and sperm motility, or movement capability. Tate said Wednesday he was taking it “to try to have another kid.

Golden Tate fought the law and the law won. On Tuesday, the NFL denied the Giants wide receiver’s appeal, per a press release.

Giants' Golden Tate loses appeal, will sit first four games of season© Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Tate was hit with a four-game ban for violating the league’s Performance Enhancing Substance policy in late July. Soon after, Tate pushed back and denied any wrongdoing.

“This past April, during the off-season, my wife and I decided to see a specialist for fertility planning,” Tate said in a statement. “I started the treatment prescribed to me and just days later I discovered it contained an ingredient that is on the league’s banned substance list. I immediately discontinued use, I reported the situation to the Independent Administrator of the NFL Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances, and I spoke with my coaches and general manager. I did all of this well before a failed test was even confirmed.”

Boomer Esiason believes Odell Beckham faked injury, quit on Giants

Boomer Esiason believes Odell Beckham faked injury, quit on Giants Odell Beckham Jr missed the final four games of the season with the New York Giants last year with what was described as a quad injury, and there was a lot of confusion over the exact extent of the ailment and how long it would keep him out. Boomer Esiason has one theory about why that was. Esiason, a former NFL quarterback turned CBS analyst and radio host, believes Beckham was faking or embellishing the injury so he had an excuse to not play. He told Ryan Dunleavy of NJ Advance Media that Beckham quit on the Giants. “Odell took himself off the field last year for four games after making $19 million,” Esiason said. “That takes a lot of chestnuts.

Now that the suspension has been upheld, Tate will lose around $1.75M in 2019 money. Perhaps more importantly, the receiver will forfeit his $7.975M in 2020 guarantees. Tate signed a four-year, $37M deal with the Giants this past winter, but he’s already lost at least a chunk of that cash thanks to the suspension.

Following Tate’s suspension and the season-ending injury to Corey Coleman, the Giants’ current WR depth chart is headlined by Sterling Shepard, Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler, Russell Shepard and Darius Slayton. In positive news, Shepard’s thumb injury is not as serious as once believed and should be ready for the team’s season opener against the Cowboys on Sept. 8.

Tate Martell lost the starting QB job at Miami and college football fans have jokes.
After transferring out of Ohio State, Tate Martell expected to start at Miami. But the Hurricanes announced a different starter at the QB position on Monday and Twitter brought the humor.

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