Broncos WR Wes Welker vehemently denies taking the amphetamine drug “Molly” and implied that the drug policy system itself is more to blame than anything else.
In the wake of his surprising four-game suspension by the NFL after testing positive for banned substances, Broncos WR Wes Welker is firmly stating that he would never take anything to give him an unfair advantage and is calling the league’s drug policy system “clearly flawed.”
“I’m as shocked as everyone at todays news,” Welker said in an e-mail to The Denver Post. “I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I would NEVER knowingly take a substance to gain a competitive advantage in any way. Anyone who has ever played a down with me, lifted a weight with me, even eaten a meal with me, knows that I focus purely on what I put in my body and on the hard work I put in year round to perform at the highest levels year-in and year-out.
“I have never been concerned with the leagues performance enhancing or drug abuse policies because under no scenario would they ever apply to me, but I now know, that (drug-policy procedures) are clearly flawed, and I will do everything in my power to ensure they are corrected, so other individuals and teams aren’t negatively affected so rashly like this,” Welker said.
Welker has led the league in receptions 3 times in the last 7 years, and has the most receptions of any WR in that time. He will be eligible to return to football in time for the Broncos Week 6 game against the New York Jets.