All-Pro Broncos receiver Wes Walker, who was suspended for four games after he tested positive for amphetamine, has been reinstated. Under new regulations worked out between the NFL and the Players Association, amphetamine is now considered a substance of abuse rather than a PED, which Welker was charged with. Since this was his first offense, he isn't required to complete the entire suspension.
Welker sat out the first two games of the season and is available to play on Sept. 21 against the Stoner Bowl-champion Seahawks.
He reportedly took Molly (a.k.a. Ecstasy), cut with amphetamine, during the Kentucky Derby, where he won $57,000.
Welker: 'That’s a joke. I don’t do marijuana, I don’t do drugs. I don’t do any drugs. I wouldn’t have any idea where to get a Molly or what a Molly is.'
Welker wonders if someone slipped it in his drink, he tells the Denver Post.
The receiver's among two dozen NFL players the league banned from starting the 2014 season for a variety of violations, from substance abuse to PEDs to personal conduct.
The nine-year pro had 73 receptions for 778 yards and 10 TDs last year in his first season with Denver. He previously played for New England, where he led the league in receptions, and Miami.