Neal Appeal Denied, Claims It Was Technicality

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Mike Neal

Not surprisingly, Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Neal‘s four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy was upheld on appeal.

Perhaps somewhat surprising is the fact Neal claims he was suspended because of a technicality. Justin Harrell… I mean, Neal claims his suspension was the result of not reporting the use of a prescribed medication to the team. Apparently, all such information has to be turned in to team officials. Neal adamantly denies using any performance-enhancing drug.

Neal said he was given a prescription medication that was approved by his physician. That wouldn’t normally be an issue, but Neal didn’t realize that the medical information had to all be turned in to the Packers. Neal added emphatically that he did nothing wrong except for his failure to provide details of the prescription to the team.

Smooth move, bro.

Whether or not Neal used anything is really a moot point. The guy can’t stay on the field anyway and when he’s healthy, he’s been totally ineffective. Anything the Packers get from him now is just found money.

Neal has six tackles and one sack in nine professional games over two seasons.

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5 Comments on "Neal Appeal Denied, Claims It Was Technicality"

  1. First off I’m sure the Packers provide doctors that you can run this sort of thing by right? So were to believe a man that spent at least 4 years in college, has completed his 2nd year in the NFL, (Or whatever it was he did for two years) didn’t think to maybe run it by the doctors on what you’re putting in your body? Damn dude, if that stumped you, trying to figure out your role in Capers defense will never happen. So that’s why you looked so bad last year!

  2. jdriscoll

    he should be allowed to wait 3 or 4 years before serving his 4 game suspension as the Williams bros. from the vikings did…

  3. Kristofer from Oshkosh

    You all are too quick to judge. Could be another Justin Harrell or maybe he isn’t. Maybe he is telling the truth. I guess this is another forced conviction by the media and bloggers everywhere.

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