The NFL just approved a new drug policy that erases Denver Broncos’ wide receiver Wes Welker’s Kentucky Derby drug troubles. Yes, the concussion-prone receiver tested positive for amphetamines after he had a winning trip to the Derby in May. And yes, the league suspended Welker for longer (four games) than it initially suspended Ray Rice (two games).
Welker was immediately reinstated because the new rules, which apply retroactively, say players who test positive for banned stimulants in the offseason will no longer be suspended. According to FOX, Welker said, “I said it was flawed and we got it fixed,” referring to the NFL drug policy. Welker had earlier claimed that he didn’t do drugs at all, without mentioning that he meant during the season.