Lane Johnson Is Officially Suspended For The First Four Games Of The Regular Season


PFT – Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson has been suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Johnson blamed the suspension, which had previously been reported but only today officially announced, on a medication that he says he took without realizing it was on the list of banned substances. He did not name the medication. “In April while training, I mistakenly and foolishly put a prescribed medication in my body to help with a medical issue. I mistakenly failed to clear it with Eagles trainers and check the NFL list of banned substances. I am extremely sorry for this mistake and I will learn from it and be smarter in the future,” Johnson said. “This will be very hard on me to not be battling with my teammates for four games – but I will be ready and better than ever when I return.”

We knew it was coming and now it’s official. At least the Eagles don’t have the likes of King Dunlap, Jerry Crafts or Karl Malone’s illigetimate kid that couldn’t block the air backing him up. They’ve got veteran Allen Barbre stepping in to solidify the line. Can you feel that excitement?!?! Exactly.

That prescribed medication isn’t part of Chip’s Sports Science mandatory diet, is it? If they are then pick it up and cover your tracks like everyone else. We’ve got a Super Bowl to pretend we can win.