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tony hipchest
02-07-2012, 12:31 AM
...for undisclosed violation according to Steelersdepot and reports by "several outlets".

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2012/02/report-weslye-saunders-suspended-four-games-for-undisclosed-violation/

i'd like to think this isnt true. i guess we will have to wait for wes to get back from partying in vegas so he can tweet all about it.

MACH1
02-07-2012, 12:35 AM
It's not true until Tomlin says it is. :rolleyes:

ricardisimo
02-07-2012, 12:43 AM
That he is "vacationing" in Vegas as this announcement is made speaks volumes. :doh:

Who the hell vacations in Vegas?

tony hipchest
02-07-2012, 12:50 AM
Who the hell vacations in Vegas?you mean besides the Chinese, Japanese, granparents, and Bette Midler?

ricardisimo
02-07-2012, 12:51 AM
you mean besides the Chinese, Japanese, granparents, and Bette Midler?
Exactly. Last I checked, Saunders is neither Chinese nor Bette Midler.

Fire Arians
02-07-2012, 12:57 AM
man that sucks, i was having high hopes for wes in the future

pete74
02-07-2012, 02:58 AM
what a bummer, i had high hopes for him. maybe we will be drafting a TE

TRH
02-07-2012, 07:11 AM
great. And i was having high hopes for a new dual-TE offensive with Haley coming in like all the best offenses use.
Not sure what he did...but whats up with the behavior on this team??

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 08:35 AM
He's rumored to have violated the drug policy.

AgentGold007
02-07-2012, 09:50 AM
It's unfortunate if this is true, but to be honest, I was kinda hoping the Steelers would draft a tight end in the mid-rounds anyway and get rid of David Johnson.

Fire Arians
02-07-2012, 09:58 AM
He's rumored to have violated the drug policy.

if that's the case he might get cut.

MasterOfPuppets
02-07-2012, 10:33 AM
At one point in time, tight end Weslye Saunders was talked about as a potential first-round draft pick, but ultimately, a foot injury and a troubled reputation caused him to go unselected in 2010. He landed in Pittsburgh and started six of 16 games this season, catching four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Now, hes apparently landed in more trouble, as Aaron Wilson of Scout.com (https://twitter.com/#%21/RavensInsider/statuses/166749522226200576)is reporting that Saunders has been suspended for the first four games of 2012.

At this point, its unclear why Saunders has been suspended, but hes had character concerns going back to his days at the University of South Carolina. During his senior year, he was suspended before the season began and then was kicked off the squad completely in mid-September 2010.

He was questioned by the NCAA about potential agent contact during a party in Miami in the spring of 2010. Game****s coach Steve Spurrier said Saunders was suspended for violations that were not connected to the NCAA inquiry.

Saunders was allowed by the school to participate in Pro Day in March of 2011 even though he had fractured his left foot. He also admitted to lying to Spurrier about why he was late for practice and lying to NCAA officials.

"Fabricating a story, or not even telling the whole truth, is the same as telling a lie,"
who in the hell made up that rule ? :huh:

he told the Charleston Post and Courier (http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/mar/31/south-carolina-footballsaunders-taking-steps/) in March. "Being truthful is the biggest thing. A man is only as good as his word. That's what I've learned most."
http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22475988/34737223

BKAnthem
02-07-2012, 10:34 AM
Probably weed....

6RingsAndCounting
02-07-2012, 12:29 PM
Just heard it was performance
Enhancing drugs

pete74
02-07-2012, 12:38 PM
steroids.

jjpro11
02-07-2012, 12:54 PM
cut him

plenewken
02-07-2012, 01:02 PM
.......................

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 01:26 PM
Good bye dumbass. Just ruined your career in Pittsburgh.

6RingsAndCounting
02-07-2012, 02:14 PM
What runs through your mind that you would do that... What a complete scum bag and waste of talent, so many people would kill for his opportunity, but instead he decided to be a thick skulled idiot.

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 02:16 PM
I'm going to retract my statements until this is confirmed. As of right now, what he's suspended for hasn't been confirmed.

6RingsAndCounting
02-07-2012, 02:17 PM
I'm going to retract my statements until this is confirmed. As of right now, what he's suspended for hasn't been confirmed.

No matter what, you have to do something stupid to be suspended for 4 games.

Atlanta Dan
02-07-2012, 02:19 PM
If it is recreational drugs that would mean he already flunked a test before getting caught again (e.g. - Santonio Holnes in the spring of 2010)

Do you get a 4 week suspoension with a first positive test for PEDs?

No matter - he is gone

ebsteelers
02-07-2012, 02:23 PM
guys are quick to jump the gun on this guy..

would rather a guy be suspended for the juice then weed.

steeltheone
02-07-2012, 02:45 PM
We have to many holes to be drafting a TE...Miller, Johnson and a untapped Saunders would be fine for another year....Now this.

ebsteelers
02-07-2012, 02:51 PM
how much does haley use a second tight end?

6RingsAndCounting
02-07-2012, 03:36 PM
guys are quick to jump the gun on this guy..

would rather a guy be suspended for the juice then weed.

Personally, It doesn't matter which he did, its the fact that he did it. I don't give a rats ass which one it was, he shouldn't put himself in that position.

TRH
02-07-2012, 05:42 PM
cut him


You got it. I don't even like his history.

CUT him.

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 05:44 PM
You got it. I don't even like his history.

CUT him.

RYCyn7ewg3s

I was hoping to see him do more of that :doh:

Sucks that he's got himself in this situation.

stb_steeler
02-07-2012, 05:55 PM
What next

mesaSteeler
02-07-2012, 08:06 PM
You got it. I don't even like his history.

CUT him.

I agree. His history is terrible and it's why he was not drafted. Four games? It's got to be drugs and we don't need another pothead like Holmes who we dumped for a late round draft pick.Saunders was a gamble and he's not worth tying up a roster spot. With his history he'll just get in trouble again.

Report: Weslye Saunders suspended 4 games
Posted on: February 7, 2012 9:26 am
http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22475988/34737223

By Josh Katzowitz

At one point in time, tight end Weslye Saunders was talked about as a potential first-round draft pick, but ultimately, a foot injury and a troubled reputation caused him to go unselected in 2010. He landed in Pittsburgh and started six of 16 games this season, catching four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Now, hes apparently landed in more trouble, as Aaron Wilson of Scout.com is reporting that Saunders has been suspended for the first four games of 2012.

At this point, its unclear why Saunders has been suspended, but hes had character concerns going back to his days at the University of South Carolina. During his senior year, he was suspended before the season began and then was kicked off the squad completely in mid-September 2010.

He was questioned by the NCAA about potential agent contact during a party in Miami in the spring of 2010. Game****s coach Steve Spurrier said Saunders was suspended for violations that were not connected to the NCAA inquiry.

Saunders was allowed by the school to participate in Pro Day in March of 2011 even though he had fractured his left foot. He also admitted to lying to Spurrier about why he was late for practice and lying to NCAA officials.

"Fabricating a story, or not even telling the whole truth, is the same as telling a lie," he told the Charleston Post and Courier in March. "Being truthful is the biggest thing. A man is only as good as his word. That's what I've learned most."

rgj
02-07-2012, 08:12 PM
To quote Red Foreman from Wisconsin......."dumb ass."

("That 70s Show")

Bayz101
02-07-2012, 08:24 PM
Iubog28_KBI

mesaSteeler
02-07-2012, 10:12 PM
Steelers' Saunders suspended for four games
By Scott Brown, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Last updated: 2:13 pm

Scott Brown is the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Steelers beat writer and can be reached at 412-481-5432, via

The Steelers will be without tight end Weslye Saunders for the first four games of the 2012 season.

Saunders, who played in all 17 Steelers' games as a rookie last season, has been suspended by the NFL violating its policy on performance enhancing substances.

The suspension starts Sept. 1, and Saunders is eligible to take part in all preseason practices and games. The 6-5, 270-pounder Saunders caught four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown last season.

He had been widely considered one of the top tight end prospects in the 2011 draft, but the South Carolina signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent after getting kicked off the team prior to his senior season.

South Carolina booted Saunders for violating team rules and lying to the NCAA about his dealings with an agent.

Read more: Steelers' Saunders suspended for four games - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_780418.html#ixzz1llCI0gnJ

plenewken
02-08-2012, 06:46 AM
I think without specific information we can't draw conclusions. If it's a therapeutic substance, it's a whole different issue.
Read this.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2012/2/7/2782851/steelers-suspension-weslye-saunders-jonathan-dwyer-nfl-drug-policy

Bayz101
02-08-2012, 07:46 AM
As I said before, I retract what I previously stated, because there's just no proof yet that he did anything wrong. Let's hope it's just a mix up.

ebsteelers
02-08-2012, 07:58 AM
like i said lets not be so quick to get rid of this guy.


see how it plays out... hopefully its a 0 game suspension and they can get rid of dave johnson

El-Gonzo Jackson
02-08-2012, 01:48 PM
I think without specific information we can't draw conclusions. If it's a therapeutic substance, it's a whole different issue.
Read this.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2012/2/7/2782851/steelers-suspension-weslye-saunders-jonathan-dwyer-nfl-drug-policy

Exactly, maybe he just got it the same way Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton and George Hincapie got steroids in their system.......tainted beef. ;)

Bayz101
02-08-2012, 01:50 PM
:chuckle:

Atlanta Dan
02-08-2012, 04:42 PM
Dulac of the P-G sums it up

Any more scoop on the Saunders suspension and could this impact his making the team next year?

Gerry Dulac: Here's a scoop: I doubt he'll be around with the Steelers to serve his suspension. Why would they want to keep a third tight end who already has two suspensions on his docket (one in college)? He is a disposable part.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers/114767-gerry-dulacs-steelers-chat-transcript-2812

Bayz101
02-08-2012, 04:46 PM
"Saunders is believed to have taken a stimulant prescription drug unknowingly or without receiving a medical waiver from the NFL."

Sounds like there pushing it off as incidental.

Source: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_780545.html#ixzz1lolkVYO0[/hr]

Fire Arians
02-08-2012, 04:46 PM
Iubog28_KBI

or this lol

tMe3WDmxBEI

Bayz101
02-08-2012, 04:47 PM
:rofl::applaudit:

jiminpa
02-08-2012, 05:48 PM
We have to many holes to be drafting a TE...Miller, Johnson and a untapped Saunders would be fine for another year....Now this.Johnson is just a waste of a roster spot and cap space. He can't catch and doesn't block. We don't need a sixth string TE in the third string TE or first string FB spot, no matter how desperate we are for TEs.

FrancoLambert
02-08-2012, 07:37 PM
I sure hope David Johnson was BA's pet project. I'd hate to think that Tomlin sees any value in him. He whiffs on blocks, can't catch, and adds nothing to our offense.

Atlanta Dan
02-08-2012, 08:19 PM
Maybe they can bring Spaeth back

Fire Arians
02-08-2012, 08:43 PM
Maybe they can bring Spaeth back

lol, he was just as worthless as johnson. couldn't catch, couldn't block. well i guess they're about the same.

jiminpa
02-08-2012, 09:07 PM
lol, he was just as worthless as johnson. couldn't catch, couldn't block. well i guess they're about the same.Spaeth made some catches and blocks, which makes better than Johnson, who has been completely consistent.

tanda10506
02-08-2012, 11:05 PM
Spaeth made some drops, thats all I saw. We have plenty of good WR's though, we will be fine. Do we know yet weather it was weed or steroids?