Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson apologizes for positive PED test


Patrick Peterson makes statement on suspension
Arizona Republic

Patrick Peterson said he was “definitely, definitely sorry” about Thursday’s bombshell that the Arizona Cardinals’ perennial Pro Bowl cornerback has been suspended for the first six games of the upcoming 2019 season for violating the NFL’s policy regarding performance-enhancing drugs.

Speaking to reporters at a red-carpet event in Scottsdale several hours after the report first surfaced and was later confirmed by both the league and the Cardinals, Peterson said he was embarrassed by the whole situation and is eager to put it behind him and move on from it. 

“I think you guys understand my character and also understand my commitment on and off the field, and also to my teammates and to the Arizona Cardinals organization,” he said from a VIP Welcome Party at G Collection, an event to usher in his fourth annual celebrity golf tournament on Friday to benefit his Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success.

“That’s why this is apparently very, very hard for me, because obviously I’ve never been in this situation before and never wanted to have my name attached to anything like this. I’m looking to move…

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