Wes Welker is digging in his heels.
Shock waves hit the NFL on Tuesday when the Denver Broncos announced the wide receiver would be suspended four games for using performance-enhancing drugs. According to a ProFootballTalk report, Welker tested positive after taking Molly cut with amphetamines at the Kentucky Derby.
However, Welker is adamantly denying any sort of drug use. In an email to The Denver Post on Tuesday night, Welker insisted he would never do such a thing.
“I’m as shocked as everyone at (today’s) news,” Welker said in the email to the newspaper. “I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I would NEVER knowingly take a substance to gain a competitive advantage in any way. Anyone who has ever played a down with me, lifted a weight with me, even eaten a meal with me, knows that I focus purely on what I put in my body and on the hard work I put in year round to perform at the highest levels year-in and year-out.”
Welker also ripped the league for its drug-testing policies after being hit with the four-game ban.
“I have never been concerned with the leagues performance enhancing or drug abuse policies because under no scenario would they ever apply to me, but I now know, that (drug-policy procedures) are clearly flawed, and I will do everything in my power to ensure they are corrected, so other individuals and teams aren’t negatively affected so rashly like this,” Welker wrote.
The former New England Patriots wideout also hinted that he believes he might have had the drug slipped in his drink at the Kentucky Derby.
“I wouldn’t have any idea where to get a Molly or what a Molly is,” he said in the same email. “That’s a joke. I don’t do marijuana, I don’t do drugs. I don’t do any drugs.”
A source close to the situation told the Post’s Mike Klis that the positive test had been a result of Welker taking Adderall, not Molly.