Wes "Amphetamines" Welker Among 26 Players Setting New NFL Substance Abuse Mark
Looks like Broncos receiver Wes Welker will have more time to recover from his latest concussion; he's been suspended for four games after reportedly testing positive for amphetamines.
Wes Welker. Videos and more below.
Welker's not alone. He's the second Bronco so far this year to violate the NFL's substance abuse policy (kicker Matt Prater was booted for beer) and the 26th player overall, putting 2014 on the brink of becoming the most substance-suspension-heavy year in the past quarter-century for the league with more than three months to go.
Continue to see the video-enhanced list of all 26 NFL players suspended since January 1, along with the amount of punishment they received. That's followed by a breakdown of suspensions per year since 1989, which graphically demonstrates that the league's War on Drugs -- be they performance enhancing or recreational -- is ramping up, not winding down.
February 19, 2014 -- Indefinite -- Fred Davis -- TE -- Washington Redskins
April 4, 2014 -- 4 games -- Jake Knott -- LB -- Philadelphia Eagles
April 8, 2014 -- 4 games -- Brandon Moore -- DE -- Washington Redskins
May 2, 2014 -- 4 games -- Frank Alexander -- DE -- Carolina Panthers
May 12, 2014 -- 4 games -- Stedman Bailey -- WR -- St. Louis Rams
Continue to learn about more players punished for violating the NFL's substance policies -- and to see the suspension breakdown for the past 25 years.