The Arizona Cardinals three-time All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended six games for violating for the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
Peterson originally was suspended for eight games, but it was changed to six games. He also appealed the suspension, but he soon dropped it.
The official suspension is expected to be handed out later this week.
Reported from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the details of what the eight-time Pro Bowler took remains confidential.
A six-game suspension is set to cost Cardinals’ CB Patrick Peterson $3,882,352 in lost wages.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 16, 2019
Peterson’s presence will be missed for the Cardinals defense as they will host the retooled offense of the Detroit Lions in Week 1 of the 2019 season.
The ninth-year star cornerback will be eligible to return on Oct. 20 at the New York Giants.