Saints' David Onyemata facing NFL suspension for banned substance

Posted at 11:13 AM, Jul 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-16 12:13:03-04

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata announced on social media that he tested positive for a banned substance and faces suspension for part of the 2021 NFL season.

Onyemata's Instagram post"

"I was informed by the NFLPA yesterday that I have tested positive for a banned substance resulting in a suspension for part of the 2021 NFL season," Onyemata wrote. "While I was certainly surprised and disappointed with this news, I am responsible for what I put in my body. As I have never knowingly taken anything that could cause a positive test, we are currently in the process of testing the supplements I was taking at the time of the test. Regardless, I am committed to being more aware of any medication and dietary supplements that may contain substances banned by the NFL."

The Saints drafted Onyemata as a fourth-round pick in 2016.

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