ENGLEWOOD, Colorado – Denver Broncos cornerback AJ Bouye faces a multiplayer ban for violating the NFL’s guidelines on performance-enhancing substances. This was confirmed to ESPN.
According to sources, Bouye is in a similar situation to Texas recipient Will Fuller V and teammate Bradley Roby. Each game was banned from the league for six games late last month. Both said it was the result of ingesting a product that they were sure was safe but contained at least one banned substance.
In a statement last week, Fuller said in part, “Earlier this year, I sought treatment from a doctor who was prescribing drugs that he believed were allowed under the NFL drug policy. As it turned out, my confidence was in that professional Relocated because this drug was NOT a permitted substance under the NFL Performance Enhancing Substances Policy. ”
Roby posted on Twitter: “[A] A few months ago, I unknowingly used a product that was contaminated with a prohibited substance by the NFL. I realize that it is my job to know everything and to be responsible for what I put in my body. ”
Fuller and Roby’s bans will cover their last five games this year and the season opener in 2021.
If Bouye is also suspended for six games, and that suspension is officially announced by the league this week, it would mean he would miss the Broncos’ last four games this season and the first two in 2021. Bouye, 29, and Fuller were teammates with the Texans in 2016.
Bouye, who was acquired from a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars last off-season, missed four games with a shoulder injury and lost Denver in Atlanta when he was on concussion log.
He has had intermittent problems returning from each of these injuries and has contested 21 tackles this season.
With cornerback Bryce Callahan (foot) in the injured reserve, Bouye’s suspension would mean that the already injured Broncos defense would do without the first two cornerbacks in the coming weeks.
The news of Bouye’s suspension was first reported on KOA NewsRadio in Colorado.