|10-02-2007, 09:54 PM||#1|
Light Rail Rumor Monger
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Burger Heaven, next to my meteorite
Lang suspended for HGH
LANG, COUCH GET SUSPENSIONS
A league source tells us that defensive end Kenard Lang and quarterback Tim Couch have been suspended for six games by the NFL. The suspensions apparently arise from the policy against anabolic steroids and related substances.
In August, Couch admitted to using HGH to aid in his comeback from chronic shoulder problems.
As to Lang, a league source tells us that Lang admitted to purchasing HGH from the same online pharmacy in Orlando that ensnared Pats safety Rodney Harrison and Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson.
Both Lang and Couch currently are not with any NFL team. Though most league observers presumed until recently that a suspension ran only if a player is on a roster from which he can be suspended, we've since learned that a player gets credit for his suspension even if he is unattached.
As a result, both Lang and Couch will be eligible to sign and play after Week Ten. If they sign with a team that has a bye between Week Five and Week Ten, they'll be able to return after Week Eleven.
The chances of it happening are slim, but injuries to defensive ends could make Lang attractive. (With that said, it's our understanding that he plans to retire.) As to Couch, it's theoretically possible that all current NFL quarterbacks lose their throwing arms in bye week farm accidents.
|10-02-2007, 10:44 PM||#3|
The Dude abides.
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: SLC, UT
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That's too bad. Lang seems like a pretty good guy. It's a shame to have this likely be the last thing anyone writes about his NFL career.