Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Saints' Mark Ingram Suspended For Violating PED Policy

Saints' Mark Ingram Suspended Four Games By NFL For PED Violation Saints RB Mark Ingram suspended four games for PED violation
| 09 May, 2018, 01:15

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the NFL announced Tuesday. He also had 58 receptions for 416 yards last season.

The suspension comes just four months after Ingram completed the most successful year of his career. The biggest game on the schedule Ingram will have to sit out will be the September 23 trip to play against the Atlanta Falcons, a division game and the Saints biggest rival.

This is a significant blow to the Saints' offense as Ingram has proven to be one of the better running backs in the league over the last couple of years.

Ingram, the 2009 Heisman Trophy victor from Alabama, has been terrific in the pros, averaging 1,359 total yards and nine touchdowns over the last four seasons (2014-17).


Ingram is coming off his two most productive campaigns, breaking the 1,000 rushing yard mark in both campaigns while playing in every game over that span.

The New Orleans Saints' loss has become the Atlanta Falcons' gain.

Although Ingram is eligible to participate in all offseason practices and preseason games, the NFL Network, citing a source, reported that he skipped voluntary workouts and plans to bypass the Saints' organized team activities because he wants a new contract. The Saints also have Trey Edmunds, Jonathan Williams and Daniel Lasco in the backfield to go along with former Louisiana Tech running back Boston Scott, who was selected in the sixth round of this year's draft.

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