Titans linebacker Gerald McRath received word of a suspension in February and began to appeal before dropping it. None of the substances he took were on the NFL's banned substances list, he says, and he doesn't know how he tested for a banned substance.
Per The Tennessean, he's "convinced" he took a tainted supplement.
"The hardest part is you can read the labels and look at everything … but the batch I had could have been tainted,’’ McRath said. ``But you don’t know that because I don’t have the batches anymore. That’s the even harder part now. That’s another reason I withdrew the appeals.
"I’ll just take the four-game suspension and I”ll keep on trucking. This is just a little adversity in my career. You just have to come in one day at a time. I really have to work harder now … I’ll say this is just a small part of my life and I’ll move on and get better.’’
He's in the process of testing all the supplements he took to determine what it was. The process, he says, will cost him roughly $6,000.
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