Minnesota Viking DeMarcus Love Suspended on PED Violation

The NFL announced Thursday it has suspended Minnesota Vikings tackle DeMarcus Love for four games after being found in violation of its policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Love’s agent, Thomas Sims, protested in his client’s favor saying that Love accidentally took a banned substance that was in a product he purchased at a nutrition store.

“DeMarcus Love inadvertently took a banned substance that was in a product he purchased at GNC,” Sims, wrote in an email to USA TODAY Sports.

The 25-year-old is still eligible to participate in all practices and preseason games, but will have to sit out for four games when the regular season begins. He will be eligible to return on September 30th.

Love was a sixth-round draft pick out of the University of Arkansas in 2011, but never played a game his rookie season due to a torn pectoral muscle.

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