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    Rokevious watkins suspened first 4 games

    WTF?? i guess its weed, or PED's...the barrett jones pick is looking better and better..


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    Rokevious Watkins suspended for first game of 2013 season

    Source: https://twitter.com/HBalzer721/statu...11440014811137

    Howard Balzer said the NFL has confirmed it's for a violation of policy for substances of abuse, and that's usually not just one game.

    Could be the first four of the year. We'll see as this story develops.
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    Re: Rokevious Watkins suspended for first game of 2013 season

    I had big hopes for this guy..after last year being fat and out of shape, i thoght he was going to come in this year kick some butt...I just see him falling behind again, if he has to miss the first 4 games

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    Re: Rokevious Watkins suspended for first game of 2013 season

    That's not good.

    He was definitely in a position to win a starting spot at OG, if not the frontrunner. Now, I'd say it comes down to Shelley Smith, Chris Williams and Barrett Jones.

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    Re: Rokevious Watkins suspended for first game of 2013 season

    Good grief.

    340 lbs. A low self-esteem issue perhaps? Still, this is pancake move in reverse against RW.

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    Re: Rokevious Watkins suspended for first game of 2013 season

    Rams OL Watkins suspended for opener

    The Associated Press – 2 hours 14 minutes ago..

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins has been suspended without pay for the season opener for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

    The 338-pound Watkins was a fifth-round pick last year and played in one game his rookie season before going on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He's expected to contend for playing time this season and is eligible to participate in offseason and preseason practices and games.

    The Rams announced the suspension Wednesday. They started organized team activities earlier in the week.

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    Re: Rokevious Watkins suspended for first game of 2013 season

    I fancy Barrett Jones over him anyway, if hes fully healthy in time.
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    Re: Rokevious Watkins suspended for first game of 2013 season

    Man, I was really banking on him being our Starting LG. So he can be our starting LG in the future and Barrett Jones would have taken over C. However, it is still not too late. It is only 1 game, so most probably it is something weed related. All I have to say is, he better work hard and take over that LG spot or he is done.


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    Re: Rokevious Watkins suspended for first game of 2013 season

    Incomprehensible behavior. Great professional opportunity ahead of him, and he can't follow the rules. The propensity to engage in self destructive behavior never ceases to amaze me.

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    Re: Rokevious Watkins suspended for first game of 2013 season

    It's ONE game people. I don't see an alcohol history so I'm guessing it was an over-the-counter drug violation. What are the odds it was a diuretic drug the NFL didn't like? I don't see a 1-game suspension as being indicative of anything in today's NFL.
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    Re: Rokevious Watkins suspended for first game of 2013 season

    Fisher is his presser today said he respects the leagues decision for the suspension but disagrees with it. My guess is his doctors had him on something for his injury to recover that was not leagues approved, we seen this before.

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    Re: Rokevious Watkins suspended for first game of 2013 season

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambos View Post
    Fisher is his presser today said he respects the leagues decision for the suspension but disagrees with it. My guess is his doctors had him on something for his injury to recover that was not leagues approved, we seen this before.
    If this is the case (hopefully) then we can all relax. No harm, no foul!

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    Re: Rokevious Watkins suspended for first game of 2013 season

    This is what i got from the rams website-

    - Fisher was asked about the one game suspension for LG Rokevious Watkins and offered this thought:
    “We have been aware of it for quite some time,” Fisher said. ”I’m not going to go into specifics of the suspension. We respect the league’s decision but personally and respectfully I disagree with the suspension and the circumstances regarding the suspension. That’s my opinion but we’ll honor the league’s decision.”

    So it seems Rambos might be on to something. If it were weed or a drug(pills/ped) taken illegally, i don't think Fisher would disagree with the suspension.


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    Re: Rokevious Watkins suspended for first game of 2013 season

    Fisher's support good sign for Rok Watkins

    By Mike Sando | ESPN.com

    The one-game NFL suspension recently levied against St. Louis Rams guard Rokevious Watkins looked like the latest setback in his attempt to win over the team's coaching staff.

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    After all, Watkins had reported to training camp overweight as a rookie last year. He then suffered a season-ending injury in September. Drawing a suspension under the NFL's substance-abuse policy was another strike against him.

    But with coach Jeff Fisher speaking out on Watkins' behalf Thursday, the second-year guard could find himself on firmer ground.

    "I'm not going to go into specifics of the suspension," Fisher told reporters in St. Louis. "We respect the league's decision, but personally and respectfully, I disagree with the suspension and the circumstances regarding the suspension."

    Watkins couldn't find a better advocate than his head coach in such a situation. The fact that Watkins avoided a longer suspension and that his head coach is contesting even a one-game ban separates his case from most, indicating special circumstances were in play.

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    Re: Rokevious Watkins suspended for first game of 2013 season

    Since everyone seems to be refusing to discuss specifics, I'm guessing it was a prescription drug. As I understand it, there are several medications that doctors can prescribe that are otherwise banned substances but if you have a prescription it is ok with league approval. Guessing Rok didn't get the required league approval before taking it (later got it) and they've slapped his wrist. Tamba Hali was suspended 1 game for a non-disclosed substance matter and nobody cared about it at all but nobody discussed details. With HIPAA laws on this sort of thing, makes me think it is a prescription which would prevent them from discussing it.

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