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Count Alex's Losses
07-06-2006, 06:45 PM
SAUERBRUN SUSPENDED FOR FOUR GAMES

Two league sources tell us that Broncos punter Todd Sauerbrun has been suspended by the NFL for four games, for violation of the league's policy regarding steroids. Sauerbrun, we're told, tested positive for ephedra.

The NFL began testing for ephedra after the death of Vikings offensive lineman Korey Stringer. As Mike Freeman (then of the New York Times) explained in 2003, team lawyers contended in defending against a wrongful death lawsuit that ephedra was a factor in Stringer's demise; Stringer's family denied that ephedra played a role in his passing.

Last year, Sauerbrun was identified as a recipient of steroids from Dr. James Shortt during Sauerbrun's stint with the Carolina Panthers. Sauerbrun told the AP in October 2005 that the stigma regarding the steroid issue "won't go away as long as I'm in the NFL."

An 11-year veteran, Sauerbrun has punted for the Bears, Chiefs, Panthers, and Broncos. He was elected to the Pro Bowl in 2002, 2003, and 2004, and he is the punter of the PFT 2006 All-Turd Team.

It's not known at this point whether Sauerbrun has exhausted any available appeals, which could delay the implementation of the suspension.

The other punters on the Broncos' roster are rookie Jeff Williams of Adams State and Tyler Fredrickson of Cal, who is listed as a punter and a kicker. Look for the team to add a veteran punter who'll be able to handle the chores if/when Sauerbrun serves his four-game sit, and possibly beyond.

hypersensitiveZO6
07-06-2006, 06:46 PM
ha

DaKCMan AP
07-06-2006, 06:47 PM
ROFL

Hydrae
07-06-2006, 06:48 PM
If this is his second offence, shouldn't he be looking at a year, not just 4 games?

alanm
07-06-2006, 06:49 PM
First Lelie, now Sauerkraut. The Bronco's are imploding. :)

Count Alex's Losses
07-06-2006, 06:50 PM
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HemiEd
07-06-2006, 06:56 PM
First Lelie, now Sauerkraut. The Bronco's are imploding. :)

Great news, is it not? ROFL

Valiant
07-06-2006, 07:00 PM
Where is the rebuttal spin???

Rain Man
07-06-2006, 07:09 PM
He's still trying to live up to Gunther's expectations.

keg in kc
07-06-2006, 07:19 PM
Shocking.

morphius
07-06-2006, 07:42 PM
Isn't that just a shame. It appears he didn't learn by not being caught the first time.

Kerberos
07-06-2006, 07:50 PM
Where is the rebuttal spin???


Speaking of where is the BUTT?

I haven't seen TJ around in a while.


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4th and Long
07-06-2006, 08:54 PM
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Bwana
07-06-2006, 09:31 PM
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Coach
07-06-2006, 09:38 PM
ROFL

dirk digler
07-06-2006, 09:39 PM
ROFL

ROFL

Stinger
07-06-2006, 09:52 PM
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ROFL Nice ... this one also seems to work :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/stinger871/Dispair/stupidity.jpg

Bwana
07-06-2006, 10:12 PM
ROFL Nice ... this one also seems to work :D



Sweet, that about says it all. ROFL

Halfcan
07-06-2006, 10:19 PM
Surprised their Oline didn't get busted too!

jspchief
07-06-2006, 10:23 PM
If this is his second offence, shouldn't he be looking at a year, not just 4 games?I think there are seperate policies for "substance abuse" versus "performance enhancing drugs". For example, steroids fall under a different category than marijuana. If ephedra is considered a "substance", it's not a repeat violation of his past performance enhancing drug violation.

Just a guess based on how I believe it works.

Inspector
07-07-2006, 06:31 AM
He needs to kick the habit.

Mile High Mania
07-07-2006, 06:55 AM
Dumbass punter...

Otter
07-07-2006, 07:16 AM
Iím no expert on punting but isnít it kind of like a golf swing in that itís effectiveness relies more on technique than raw power? Why risk the damage of steroids when all youíre doing is punting.

dj56dt58
07-07-2006, 10:44 AM
we should have known something was wrong when he punted the ball out of the stadium then ran downfield and tackled the goalposts

Iowanian
07-07-2006, 10:44 AM
I anxiously await the story to break that he shared his magic roid-brownies with half of the team.

Cheaters and convicts.

jidar
07-07-2006, 10:49 AM
lol @ Donkeys

That said, they say he tested positive for ephedra but then spend the rest of the article talking about steroids. That's not the same at all. Ephedra is to steroids what caffiene is to cocaine. It's nothing really.

Logical
07-07-2006, 10:49 AM
This appears to be doubly stupid, Ephedra is a weight loss drug, not a steroid for building muscle mass.

Alton deFlat
07-07-2006, 11:44 AM
Dumbass punter...

Let's not generalize too much..... he's just a dumbass.

Fish
07-07-2006, 12:10 PM
...........and Tynes could still kick his ass in a bar fight.....

vailpass
07-07-2006, 01:11 PM
Iím no expert on punting but isnít it kind of like a golf swing in that itís effectiveness relies more on technique than raw power? Why risk the damage of steroids when all youíre doing is punting.

Steroids? EPHEDRA. YOu can buy it at convenience, grocery and drug stores over the counter. I eat it when I drive long distances.

Spicy McHaggis
07-07-2006, 01:15 PM
This appears to be doubly stupid, Ephedra is a weight loss drug, not a steroid for building muscle mass.

It jacks your system up but why would you really need that as a punter?

jspchief
07-07-2006, 01:38 PM
It jacks your system up but why would you really need that as a punter? He was probably taking it to give him energy for the mini camp that Denver just had. It probably had nothing to do with trying to be a better punter.

Like I said in an earlier post, I don't think it's considered "performance enhancing" by the league. It would be like doing lines of cocaine before practices. It doesn't fall into the same category of the substance abuse policy.

Moooo
07-07-2006, 01:44 PM
Steroids? EPHEDRA. YOu can buy it at convenience, grocery and drug stores over the counter. I eat it when I drive long distances.

That's probably why its 4 games and not the whole year, since this is his second drug violation.

Moooo

vailpass
07-07-2006, 01:44 PM
He was probably taking it to give him energy for the mini camp that Denver just had. It probably had nothing to do with trying to be a better punter.

Like I said in an earlier post, I don't think it's considered "performance enhancing" by the league. It would be like doing lines of cocaine before practices. It doesn't fall into the same category of the substance abuse policy.

Agreed. It falls into the category of "stupid motherhumper are you trying to tell me you didn't know that sh*t was banned?!"

vailpass
07-07-2006, 01:46 PM
That's probably why its 4 games and not the whole year, since this is his second drug violation.

Moooo

What was his first conviction?

Moooo
07-07-2006, 01:47 PM
What was his first conviction?

Roids as a punter for Carolina

Moooo

vailpass
07-07-2006, 01:49 PM
Roids as a punter for Carolina

Moooo

Never charged or convicted.

Moooo
07-07-2006, 02:53 PM
Never charged or convicted.

Perhaps a better word would be suspended, which he was.

Second offense is a year, but since its only ephedrine, they probably just gave him 4 weeks again.

Moooo

jspchief
07-07-2006, 02:55 PM
Perhaps a better word would be suspended, which he was.

Second offense is a year, but since its only ephedrine, they probably just gave him 4 weeks again.

MooooActually, near as I can tell, he's never been suspended before.

Moooo
07-07-2006, 02:56 PM
Actually, near as I can tell, he's never been suspended before.

So what was going on in Carolina with the roids?

Moooo

jspchief
07-07-2006, 03:03 PM
So what was going on in Carolina with the roids?

MooooHe was linked to a doctor that provided steroids to NFL players.

However, if he never failed an NFL drug test, it's possible that he never "officially" violated the substance abuse policy. I'm just guessing. All I know is he hasn't missed a game in 7 years.

vailpass
07-07-2006, 03:25 PM
Perhaps a better word would be suspended, which he was.

Second offense is a year, but since its only ephedrine, they probably just gave him 4 weeks again.

Moooo

Just so ya' have the facts instead of assumptions:

"According to a "60 Minutes" report aired in March 2005, Sauerbrun filled prescriptions for a testosterone cream during the 2003 season. The CBS report also said Sauerbrun obtained syringes and the injectable steroid stanozolol. He was not implicated in any lawsuit or disciplined by the league."http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_4022235

ChiefFripp
07-07-2006, 04:35 PM
Typical Bronco...

Mr. Kotter
07-07-2006, 04:43 PM
Not good news. But I sure hope the game doesn't hinge on the punter.

Although with a rejuvenated Dante, it just might.... :D