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Green Bay Packers Star Player Suspended By NFL For Substance Abuse Policy Violation

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The 2021 offseason of the NFL has been filled with dramatic storylines to keep the fanbase interested. The team with the most drama surrounding itself in the NFL is without question, the Green Bay Packers. Currently, the Packers are dealing with a considerable amount of quarterback controversy as long time veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been a hold out since minicamp began, likely due to the fact he is demanding to be traded.

To make matters worse, yesterday Packers tight end Jace Sternberger was suspended by the NFL for 2 games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Sternberger will miss games against the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions at the beginning of the 2021 season. He will be eligible to return against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3. Aside from the 2 game suspension, Sternberger will lose nearly $38,000 in pay. Sternberger had the following to say on the being suspended by the NFL:

“In February, 2020 I made a horrible decision,” Sternberger wrote. “While on Anti-Depressants, I decided to drink which led me to fall asleep behind the wheel. I will never ignore my mistakes, I have owned to my poor decision and accept the consequences,” Sternberger said.

In other Green Bay Packers news, several Green Bay Packers teammates have showed support for Aaron Rodgers during his holdout period with the team. Check out a few of the comments from Davante Adams and David Bakhtiari:

I’ve got his back through everything so he knows that at the end of the day, if there’s ever a wonder if he’s lost a teammate or something because of all that’s come out, he knows where I stand,” Adams said, per the Duluth News-Tribune. “I’ll stand on the f***ing mountain and scream on the mountaintop that I’ve got his back.”

“For me, I care about Aaron Rodgers from a friend perspective,” Bakhtiari said. “Whatever he wants to do, whatever the situation that comes out, I will never hold any grudge against him. That is my friend. That is someone that I have appreciated, and he has done a lot for this organization and a lot for me as an individual.

“Now, as a teammate I would be idiotic to say that I don’t want the MVP back. He’s the MVP of the league last year. He’s done amazing things as from the quarterback perspective, our quarterback position, but not only for the franchise. So absolutely.”

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