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Report: NFL suspends Jimmy Kennedy 4 games

Posted on: October 11, 2011 6:17 pm
Edited on: October 12, 2011 5:59 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

After the Giants lost a heartbreaker to the Seahawks last Sunday, coach Tom Coughlin took the defeat especially hard, saying, "This is about as miserable a feeling here as we've had in a long time.”

Life got a little more miserable Tuesday.

KennedyAlready playing with a defense that’s been stretched and torn by injuries -- long term and season-ending -- word has leaked from 101Sports.com’s Howard Balzer that platoon defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy has been suspended by the NFL, and Newsday is writing that the NFL has announced it's a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Kennedy was selected in the first round of the 2003 NFL draft, and he’s recorded 8 ½ sacks during his 10-year career. This season, he’s tallied four tackles in five games. He'll be eligible to return to the active roster on Monday, Nov. 14.

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Comments

Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 7:06 pm
 

Report: NFL suspends Jimmy Kennedy 4 games

4 games.
Should be the season. 
When you cheat you should be punished.  



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 5:40 pm
 

Report: NFL suspends Jimmy Kennedy 4 games

Are you kidding "steelwood56? you must be. Prison time? For steroids? Tell us you are kidding pal. you can't be that stupid.



Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2011 12:25 pm
 

Report: NFL suspends Jimmy Kennedy 4 games

Consider the fact that if you were NOT and athlete, you'd get time in prison. Drugs are ILLEGAL you know, right?? Not to mention lose your job, never get a good one again (if you even had a good one), etc...



Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:00 am
 

Report: NFL suspends Jimmy Kennedy 4 games

I did always think it was weird how different penalties are for sports like track, swimming and cycling compared to the US big 3. Maybe PED affects athletes differently in those sports? That said, 1/4 the season seems OK to me. the year long bans have always seemed excessive, especially given the fact that many athletes don't even last 2-4 years in a sport. when it comes to stars, the long suspension don't affect them as much usually and may be a joke, but for a guy like this, 8 sacks in 10 years, not a star, maybe not even starting, probably on the very low end of the pay scale for vets, working just to make teams, a four game suspension is a really big deal and probably a just punishment.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 9:53 am
 

Report: NFL suspends Jimmy Kennedy 4 games

I believe he said "world" not U.S.:

FIFA: 2 year ban first offense
Track and Field: 4 year ban
Cycling: 5 year ban

Baseball lets them off pretty easy too.



Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 9:08 am
 

Report: NFL suspends Jimmy Kennedy 4 games

2 years? What planet are you from? Even in Baseball, where they seem to come down the hardest, its 50 games. Less than 1/3 of the season. In football, its 4 games. 1/4 of the season.. SOOOO different..... DO some research beforre you post. Maybe they should just get life in prison...



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2011 4:30 am
 

Report: NFL suspends Jimmy Kennedy 4 games

4 games for using performance enhancing drugs what a joke,most sports around the world give out 2 year suspensions for the same offence,might as well just have slapped his wrist and told him he was a bad boy.



Since: Jun 9, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 1:12 am
 

Report: NFL suspends Jimmy Kennedy 4 games

Thanks because that is what most of these post are filled with is maturity. It was just a quick little comment for all the "Bellacheat" knuckheads that like to pop off. Imaturity.....not really



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 1:10 am
 

Report: NFL suspends Jimmy Kennedy 4 games

More people take stuff than you can understand. Recovery is the biggest factor not hard work. You can workout all day but without recovery you will not get stronger or faster. they take that stuff for recovery.



Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 12:20 am
 

Report: NFL suspends Jimmy Kennedy 4 games

Nice try to make this out to be an actual news worthy, plain and simple, the New York Giants aren't weren't the ink that is wasted on them.  This is a cheap shot, headline hunting team with an old, out of touch fuddy dud for a coach, Tom Coughlin.  They just got beat, or rather, embarrassed at home by the Seattle Seahawks, who can resemble the Lions of recent years on the road, or the Rams, who are a team bad enough to lose to the Philadelphia Eagles, the "dream of disaster team".  The Dallas Cowboys are far and away the best team in this division, in spite of their injuries, etc.  The only they have substantially in their way is themselves, which appears to be a fair sized hurdle these days.  This is considered a credible story because it kicks the Giants while they are down, piling on if you !will.  And by season's end, it seems that is what the Giants may be, a big, messy pile!



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