San Francisco 49ers long snapper Kyle Nelson has been suspended for 10 games after a second violation of the league’s performance enhancing drug policy.
Nelson released a statement:
“I have been made aware by the NFL that I tested positive for a banned substance, and as a result will be suspended. I have been taking the same supplements for my entire time with the 49ers, while undergoing often simultaneous testing by the NFL with no issues. I do not deviate from my nutrition routine, and I would never knowingly take a banned substance. I am currently having the supplements tested, and I hope to uncover the cause of the positive test. When the product is identified I fully intend to seek legal action against the manufacturer to protect against this happening to other players in the future.”
Nelson has been with San Francisco since 2015, and he signed a 4-year, $3.48 million contract in 2015.