Kwon And His Looming Suspension

November 26th, 2015
Kwon Alexander and the Bucs should be notified of his expected suspension very shortly.

Kwon Alexander and the Bucs should be notified of his expected suspension very shortly.

You may have heard Joe spout off about the following on his regular weekly appearance with his good friend “The Big Dog,” Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620.

Some of you may have wondered why Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander, who is believed to have tested positive for a banned PED after consuming a sports drink, hasn’t appealed his expected suspension.

Well, before Alexander and/or the Bucs can appeal an expected four-game suspension, the team had to be notified by the league of the suspension. In other words, an appeal can’t be filed on a suspension that hasn’t yet been issued.

Joe started working his contacts yesterday and couldn’t find out why the NFL was dragging its feet as the test Alexander claims he failed is believed to have occurred in training camp.

Though Joe was unable to nail down the exact protocol or the specific timeline for issuing a suspension, Joe learned Alexander received official notification of his four-game suspension and per league rules, has a five-day window in which to appeal, which he will exercise, hoping for a quick resolution. So stay tuned.

In the meantime, given the appeal process, Alexander is likely to be available to play when the Bucs travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts Sunday.

Joe nearly was scared Alexander, if the Bucs captured a wild card berth, would be suspended for a playoff game because of the way this episode seemed to have been dragged out. That would have been very unfair for both Alexander and the Bucs.

12 Responses to “Kwon And His Looming Suspension”

  1. DCBUCSFAN Says:

    I wonder if he ll still be suspended for 4 games, if he’s appeal to the league was convincing enough to get him a lesser weeks suspension besides a reversal.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Something doesn’t smell right about this whole thing. The purported offense occurred in training camp and the NFL is just now issuing a suspension? Why has it taken so long for the NFL to act? And Kwon consumed a banned PED in a sports drink? Lots of players consume sports drinks I’m sure. Does the NFL maintain a list of banned sports drinks and make it well known to the players that consuming one will get you busted? There has to be more to the story than is being told.

  3. richbucsfan Says:

    It would seem a bit odd if Alexander received the same punishmen for consuming a sports drink when Hardy got 4 games for beating the hell out of a girl friend. Just sayin’.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Unlikely to be reduced……Sports Drink, Didn’t Know excuses aren’t grounds….

    Four game suspensions for first time offenders are the rules and they were agreed to by the player’s union….

    The only isuue I have is with the late timing

  5. BucfaninMi Says:

    It really depends on who you are, and what team you play for! When was the last time a Bucs player won an appeal? Or was even allowed to?

  6. LargoBuc Says:

    Joe, you described it so well last night and your definitely not wrong. It does seem odd that it took this long for a suspension to occur. Funny how it comes down just as the Bucs were getting hot. Coincidence?

  7. Howard Cosell Says:

    Too bad Jerrah isn’t our owner. He’d pay money to make the thing go away.

    Actually I’m glad that Jerrah is not our owner.
    Maybe the Glazers will pay money to make the thing go away?

  8. waterboy Says:

    Just take it and get it over with, let Bruce Carter earn his paycheck for a few weeks.

  9. Johnny "America's Commenter" Dejay Says:

    The drug policy needs to modified to differentiate between OTC supplements and legitimate anabolic steroids or HGH. About a third of the items on the NFL banned substances list are legal OTC and have nowhere near the effects of an anabolic steroid or HGH.

  10. unbelievable Says:

    The NFL hates the Bucs. We’ve known this for years.

    Definitely seems shady that they are suspending him now, right when we start winning.

  11. BUC IT Says:

    The NFL better be testing Guinea pigs with the red bulls and see if his claims hold true. If so suspending him would be ridiculous!

  12. Realisreal Says:

    Because dude this is a blog , sources. Lol