If you missed the big news out of the NFL on Thursday, the NFL has suspended Arizona star Patrick Peterson for six games due to a violation of the league’s performance enhancing policy.
During his outstanding NFL career, Peterson has never missed a game for the Cardinals after appearing in all 128 possible games — and starting each contest — during his pro career but that streak will be broken once the 2019 season begins.
Following new of Peterson’s suspension, the Cardinals released the following statement:
“Patrick recognizes how disappointing this is for everyone in the organization as well as our fans. As we all do, he understands that regardless of intent he is ultimately responsible for everything he puts in his body. Our coaching staff and our players are now aware that we will have to play the first six games without Patrick and they understand they have to rise to the challenge that it presents.”
Due to his suspension, Peterson is not eligible for postseason honors, which means his perfect Pro Bowl streak will come to an end after eight seasons. Peterson was the fifth overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft out of LSU.