Former LSU OL suspended by NFL for trying to bribe drug-test collector, per report
Former LSU OL La’el Collins has been suspended for 5 games by the NFL, and the reason is an unusual one.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Collins attempted to bribe the league’s drug-test collector, which prompted the ban from the NFL.
Cowboys’ RT La'el Collins was suspended by the NFL after trying to bribe the league's drug-test collector, sources told ESPN.https://t.co/NcAE9UDOa6
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 26, 2021
Per Schefter’s report, Collins trying to get the ban reduced from 2 games actually backfired on him, as it was reinstated as a 5-game suspension:
The NFL initially was preparing to suspend Collins five games for his actions, but the NFL Players Association — aware of the intended five-game suspension — helped negotiate a reduction to what would have been a two-game ban.
Collins, however, appealed the suspension, and the appeal was heard by an arbitrator appointed jointly by the league and the NFLPA. The arbitrator not only rejected Collins’ appeal but also ruled that, based on the evidence, the suspension should be increased back to the original five games.
Talk about a strange situation. We’ll see how soon Collins is able to return to action for the Cowboys.