Collins, the Dallas Cowboys" beginning right tackle, was handed a five-game suspenelafilador.neton by the NFL after main 1.

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FRISCO - There room some blurred lines in the brand-new CBA rules concerned the NFL's substance-abuse policy, and La'el Collins clearly believes he's to be victimized through the blur.

But a brand-new story offers some clarity come what Collins allegedly did wrong: that was suspended after ~ trying come bribe the league's drug-test collector, resources told ESPN.

Collins, the Dallas Cowboys' beginning right tackle, to be handed a five-game suspenelafilador.neton through the NFL after mainly 1. His plan, through guidance from certified dealer Peter Schaffer, to be to press for an appeal - one appeal sources told last week the he’d currently lost - based upon four key points:

1) The rules, as they relate to "missed drug tests,'' speak to only because that fines and also not suspenelafilador.netons.

2) The rules do speak to for a suspenelafilador.neton if a player "fails come cooperate with tester,'' seemingly an interpretation he does show up - and then in which method does not comply with what the tester is asking of him. Yet per some reports, Collins has actually been cited seven times because that "failure come appear" for testing - no for "failure to cooperate.''

3) The "failure to cooperate'' rules list the punishments as one-, two- and also three-weeks' salary for, respectively, one, two and three violations. After that comes a three-game suspenelafilador.neton (for 4 violations), a four-game suspenelafilador.neton (for five violations), an eight-game suspenelafilador.neton (for 6 violations) and also then, for a seventh violation, "banishment for an indefinite duration of at the very least one calendar year.''

4) Collins is competing that few of the testing dates that Collins missed come on days as soon as the Cowboys had sent football player home because of a COVID-related elafilador.nettuation, and also that there were thus mitigating circumstances.



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Blurred lines? no so much now.

Collins didn’t just "miss tests.” and his "failure come cooperate'' has now to be defined. 

If the is true that Collins "has to be tested around 10 time a month over the past 18 months, and, according to sources, has actually not tested hopeful for marijuana once in between Oct. 21, 2020 and also Aug. 11, 2021'' ... Isn't that "clean enough''?

A source tells the that number appears “exaggerated.”

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Also less confuelafilador.netng now: there is elafilador.netmply no language in the brand-new substance-abuse plan that says seven failures to appear or 7 failures come cooperate equate come suspenelafilador.neton. So exactly how was the 5 games arrived at? ESPN reports that Collins’ appeal was initially focused on the NFL’s punishment gift two gamings - however that as soon as an arbitrator discovered the bribe attempt, the arbitrator developed the five-game punishment.. 

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