Discussion in 'Arizona Cardinals' started by GatorAZ, May 16, 2019.
Sounds like a lame excuse
Peterson takes something
Someone tells him that substance is banned
He takes a masking agent out of panic
He gets drug tested and fails
Patrick goes to organization and wants his contract reworked to limit his liability
Organization says no it can't do that
Patrick says "Don't have this come out before my charity event"
It comes out before attempt
Unknowns and reasons for distrust -
Is Patrick lying about why he took the substance?
Did whomever he talk to rat him out and that is why he got drug tested
Who released the suspension news despite what he requested
Tom Brady could've beaten the Colts with whiffle balls that day.
(Quote by Dwayne Allen, one of my all time favorite quotes)
Which why it makes no sense to cheat and try and cover it up.
On the restructure:
What Peterson wanted isn't legal by the NFL. He would have to do an actual restructure and add years to the deal. That is what Brady did.
Peterson does not want to add years to his deal. He wants to be a free agent in two years.
Naturally....and yet he masked it instead of partnering with the NFL due to his diagnosis. He is only making it worse.
I will give my take, and it's simply my take. I am a distance runner and my running partner is a type I diabetic. He played college football and luckily did not get diagnosed till after playing ball. He is 55 years of age now, runs six miles a day and still has all his fingers and toes, eye sight and such but he has to be careful. Once when running he stubbed his toe and it was a scare because a injury like that for him could result in him losing his toe or more due to how his condition does not allot for recovery as in a normal person. My mother is type II, and as we know she has to be tested and have her eye's checked etc.. Now my mother does not have to take insulin but my running partner does due to his heighten condition. Type II still does affect when one is bruised or bleeding. Meaning this is not just about performance but the ability to perform with the injuries one can sustain playing professional football, the ability to simply recover
I do not fault Peterson because it appears he is simply doing what he has to do to keep playing and as some I believe have mentioned could now result in his possible retirement. He's responsible for breaking substance rules whether he felt he has a choice or not and I am not saying he should not be punished for breaking a league law, but I can understand why on his behalf. I am not mad at Peterson for wanting to be himself with his God given talent which his condition does not provide a even slate compared to the WRs he has to cover or the players he is expected to tackle. Funny how some call him a puss for not being a physical tackler when tackling a guy could result in a injury for him none of us would have to worry about. I am not mad at the Cardinal front office because they cannot accommodate his actions, as a organization they cannot be an accomplice to breaking something imposed by the league which they belong
I am bummed because he's one of the greatest corners to play the game and happens to be on my team I root for, and this seems to be what it takes for him to play now. I'm not mad at him or the organization... and his behavior I can forgive because I can only imagine what it must feel like not being able to be the best at something which might no longer be an option can make one lose their emotive control and lash out
What he needs to do now is step up, take responsibility and show up to the ota’s.
God bless the franchise tag
So you are buying what he is selling. He took something that ended up being banned but instead of trying to remedy the situation the correct way he tried to hide it...cover it up...deceive ownership/employer. Now he has hurt his team.
Sure, but he tried masking the drug and after he got caught wanted the Cardinals to restructure his deal so he wouldn't lose out on much money for trying to game the system. In addition, he trashed the organization on Instagram after he didn't get his way.
Yeah I love PP but I have a hard time buying his excuse because that's what they all say. Hell Trier is still claiming he didn't take PED's in college even after the guy who literally invented the test the NCAA used to catch Trier cheating, said his excuse was completely implausible and not credible. Almost nobody ever admits they were just trying to get an edge. I would love to believe PP was doing this because of his Diabetes but if it happened in the offseason would that make sense?
It will be interesting to see how much we have to tweak the defense with him not there, I think people who routinely criticize him will realize how good we had it all these years with him at CB. But there's no excuse he apparently cheated and got caught, got to face the consequences
Many of us are uneducated about this subject just like alcoholism. But here’s the thing JS. His trade demand turned us off. Then he apologises and announces he’s here to stay. Everyone’s happy. Then he scrubs his account of all cardinal stuff and the “ snakes in the grass” tweet. Once again we are all miffed. Why?
Now he fails a drug test and then gets caught using a masking agent.
Now we seem to be finding out he was mad because the Cardinals wouldn’t(COULDN’T) restructure his contract without adding years. Here’s the rub. Who didn’t want to add years to his contract? The cards or Peterson?
This story hasn’t fully unfolded yet.
We also don’t know how much he wanted them to push to 2020. He was going to lose money regardless and the team has every right to keep their cap space intact the following summer. I suppose they could’ve pushed salary up from other players but that could’ve increased the chances they get get released in their minds. It would’ve been much less complicated had he not effed up and then tried to hide it.
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