Tate’s four-game ban upheld

Last Updated: 13/08/19 9:25pm

Golden Tate will miss the first four games of the regular season, starting with Dallas on September 8
Golden Tate will miss the first four games of the regular season, starting with Dallas on September 8

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has had the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL’s policy on performance enhancers turned down.

The decision by an independent arbiter was announced on Tuesday and means the 10-year-veteran will miss the first four games of the regular season, starting with Dallas on September 8.

Tate, who signed a $37.5 million contract as a free agent with the Giants in March, announced the suspension in a Twitter post on July 27.

He said he intended to appeal it and felt his case had merit because he was using a fertility drug prescribed by a doctor.

The appeal was heard by a member of an independent appeals panel in New York last week.

Tate will be eligible to practice with the team until the start of the regular season.

Source : Sky Sports