Redskins OT Jordan Black insists NFL knew of his medical condition, prescription that resulted in suspension
Redskins offensive tackle Jordan Black’s four-game drug suspension resulted from his ingestion of a prescribed medicine for a diagnosed medical condition, he said Tuesday. Black insisted he followed the proper steps to clear his use of the medicine with the NFL.
“At no point in my football career have I used a drug to gain a competitive edge,” Black said by phone. “That’s not something I would do. I think if any person with common sense were to examine me physically and knew me knows that that’s not the case at all.
“The Redskins, the team doctor and the NFL knew everything coming in, and they have for a long time. This is something I have tried to comply with them about since the beginning. I have kept them in the loop every step of the way.”
The medicine that resulted in his positive test typically is prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a report by 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen, who cited an anonymous Redskins player.
Black already lost his appeal with the NFL, and he is considering his options.