Kwon Says He’s Still Playing

November 25th, 2015
Damn, Kwon.

Damn, Kwon.

Yes, starting middle linebacker Kwon Alexander knows he’s got pending trouble with the NFL for allegedly violating their common-energy-drink performance enhancing drug rules.

Whatever. It stinks in many ways, and there’s no official word from the Bucs yet.

Today in the Bucs’ locker room, Alexander revealed that “he’s still playing” and he hasn’t gotten any kind of suspension letter or fresh news.

That all could change this afternoon, but as of now, look for Alexander on the field in Indianapolis.

17 Responses to “Kwon Says He’s Still Playing”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Let’s get it over with…..we, at least want it out of the way this year…..start next year off clean.

    As far as the energy drink…..we’ll have to take him at his word….we’ll never know because he won’t name the drink and the NFL won’t name the drug detected.

    For me, I think, if it’s true….he should name the drink and the substance within that was the violation.

  2. AJ Says:

    Man I’m torn here on what is best for him and the team. Its nice to be in the discussion for playoffs. So is it best for him to sit down now, so he can come back in time. In case we make the playoffs. Or stay in there as long as possible just to keep growing and maturing in this defense. So he has as much experience as possible, going into year two.

  3. meh Says:

    He can play 2 more games, sit 4, and be back in time for playoffs. In those 2 weeks, we can better prepare for his absence to try and somewhat mitigate his loss. It makes sense for him to appeal, for now.

    And damn it’s nice to be talking playoffs.

  4. Bo Says:

    Somebody said C4 energy drink.. Not sure how they would know or if it’s just BS. Guess you can get it at GNC? If true , 4 game suspension is a bunch of crap.

  5. Eric Says:

    C’mon Kwon you’re 21, you don’t need any help with energy.

    Now, people like me and Joe, that’s another matter.

  6. unbelievable Says:

    If he’s appealing, does that give him a shot at having the punishment reduced to less games? I know 4 is supposed to be the standard now, but it seems like other guys appeal various violations, and always get less than originally mandated. Of course the NFL hates the Bucs, so I’m not gonna hold my breath on that happening.

  7. sho nuff Says:

    he hasn’t gotten a letter….your opinion when doesn’t matter yet

  8. Joe Cool Says:

    Greg Hardy – 4 games.
    Kown – 4 games.

    Doesn’t equate….

  9. Waterboy Says:

    It might be the best scenario for him to play the next 2 games with the team hopefully beating the Colts and Falcons. He could sit the last 4 and still make it back for the playoffs. Carolina would more than likely wrap up the playoffs and homefield before they play the last game so they’ll probably rest their starters.

  10. Miguel Grande Says:

    Might as well play 2 more, maybe he sprains an ankle, serves his suspension while healing.

    If he takes his suspension, can he still work out with the team? Is he banned from One Buc Palace?

    He won’t be in football shape when he comes back, probably tweak a hammy.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I think the plan to play him 2 games then serve his penalty is a good one….either he will be ready for playoffs or next year.

    As for a reduction in the penalty….I seriously doubt it……Energy drink/didn’t know….they are not excuses that would reduce the sanction…I suspect he will end up serving it.

    As for the rule…I agree that compared to domestic violence it is harsh…..perhaps the DV should be more. The NFL wants to send a strong message about PEDs thus the first time offense strict penalty.

  12. GhostofSchiano Says:

    There are so many “Energy Drinks” on the market you have to consult a chemist to know for certain what you are putting in your body. If the NFL does not spell it out the players should not be penalized. In other words the NFL should clearly identify the energy drinks / products that are off limits. Anything that can be bought at your local GNC or Grocery store should not be off limits.

  13. D-Rome Says:

    Somebody said C4 energy drink.. Not sure how they would know or if it’s just BS. Guess you can get it at GNC? If true , 4 game suspension is a bunch of crap.

    It’s not true unfortunately.

  14. Dave Says:

    If it was a drink, that sucks, but GNC has a lot of products banned by pro sports.
    Creatine was banned when Mark Maguire took it. I used to use that back in the USAF when working out.
    It really is tough for the sports leagues to regulate all that and tougher for the players.
    Basically I think they ban an ingredient no matter dosage or amount found in a product.

  15. John McKillop Says:

    Remember the league suspended Hardy 10 games and he appealed and went to an independent arbitrator and had it reduced to 4 games.

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

    Unless Kwon bought the supposed “energy drink” from Pablo at La Pharmacia in Tijuana, he’s probably not telling the truth.

    The most likely chemical on the NFL’s banned substances list is synephrine, the kindler gentle cousin to ephedrine. I couldn’t find any energy drinks that contain it, but it’s possible he took it with another energy supplement. Lots of pre-workout shakes and diet supplements contain synephrine.

  17. James Walker Says:

    Vincent Jackson got 4 games for getting a ticket for playing his music in his car too loud when he was a Charger.