Patriots WR Julian Edelman continues to refuse to talk about PED suspension
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman won the Super Bowl MVP just over a week ago but what a lot of people forget is that he missed the first few weeks of the season after serving a suspension for PED use. Edelman has been asked time and time again about the suspension, and it’s still something he refuses to talk about.
“People don’t know what happened. I can’t sit here and [due to] the league rules say what happened.” Edelman said to Peter King of NBC Sports.
According to King, Edelman can actually talk about the suspension but if he says something the NFL doesn’t agree with they can challenge him on the fact.
King asked Edelman if he felt the suspension was unjust and Edelman didn’t seem too excited about answering that.
“I’m not going down that road. I served what I had to serve and I accept that. I know a lot of people were disappointed in me for it. I apologize. It’ll never happen again.”
It’s been interesting to watch the fan reaction to Edelman using PEDs compared to players in the MLB. It seems that people don’t seem as bothered about PED suspensions for Edelman as some like Barry Bonds. There have even been some fans who have even raised the question if he deserves to be in the NFL.
In baseball, players who have been accused of using PEDs have had trouble getting in the Hall of Fame, and it will be interesting once Edelman’s career ends how Hall of Fame voters consider him.