Golden Tate Loses Appeal, Suspended Four Games for Substance Abuse Violation

Ruben Hill
August 14, 2019

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate was officially handed his four-game suspension as the National Football League announced it had denied his appeal.

Tate will be able to return to the Giants active roster on September 30 after the team's Week 4 game against Washington. He's eligible for all preseason games and practices.

"This morning I received the unfortunate news that my appeal was denied".

Tate tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance that he said came from prescribed fertility medication.

Tate, who is entering his 10th National Football League season, has previously played for the Seahawks, Lions and Eagles. He ended the year with 74 receptions for 795 yards and four touchdowns.

The Giants will proceed with Sterling Shepard (providing his thumb is fully healed), Cody Latimer, Russell Shepard, Bennie Fowler and others at wide receiver until Tate returns for the Giants' Week 5 contest versus the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife Stadium on October 6. He will miss the opener on the road against the Dallas Cowboys followed by games against the Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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