The Tampa Bay Buccaneers obtained discover that rookie linebacker Kwon Alexander has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s coverage on efficiency-improving medication.
The Tampa Bay Moments noted Thursday that the suspension is subject matter to charm, and Alexander has five days to file the paperwork demanding the final result.
Alexander is predicted to engage in Sunday in Indianapolis against the Colts. He will be permitted to keep taking part in until finally his attraction is resolved.
Alexander has taken responsibility for his actions, blaming an “energy consume” he has been making use of since high school.
“It is my fault,” Alexander explained after the Bucs’ 45-seventeen victory more than the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday. “It is quite disappointing, and I am just let down in myself because all (our coaches) maintain saying, ‘If you happen to be going to drink something, ask someone first.’ So I maintain myself accountable.
“It was a surprise to me — I did not know what I took or anything at all. It was an energy consume. I did not know. I constantly took it, like in high school and almost everything. I’ve never been in any trouble or anything at all, so it really is extremely disappointing. I’m certainly heading to appeal it, and no matter what the (result of) the charm approach is, I will appear back again even more powerful.”
Alexander, 21, reportedly examined good for a banned compound throughout training camp.
Alexander received countrywide prominence earlier this month when he performed with a hefty heart in the upset victory above the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 1 — considerably less than forty eight several hours soon after his 17-12 months-aged brother was shot to loss of life. In the recreation, he recorded a sport-higher eleven tackles, an interception and a fumble restoration.
Subsequent the Bucs’ 23-20 additional time earn above the Falcons and actively playing with all emotion, Alexander acknowledged the loss of his brother, Broderick Taylor II, who was killed throughout a struggle in their hometown of Anniston, Ala.
The six-foot-one, 227-pound Alexander, a fourth-round draft choice out of LSU, is Tampa Bay’s 2nd-leading tackler with seventy three following acquiring 10 tackles on Sunday. He also has two sacks, two interceptions and a fumble restoration this season.