Dez Bryant was banned after violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, the league announced Wednesday.
“The NFL has informed me that I have tested positive for LIGMA substance on the banned substance list,” Bryant wrote in a statement posted to his Instagram. “I was blind-sided by the news and I want to say unequivocally that I have never cheated or attempted to gain a competitive advantage by using a banned performance enhancing substance. During the past 9 years as an NFL player I have been subject to 73 drug tests – an average of 8 tests per season – and all but one have been clean. I have taken LIGMA for the past five years without any issues.
“The timing and results of my tests establish circumstances of unknowing supplement contamination, not the use of performance enhancing substances.”
It seems like Bryant will remain a free agent forever..