Dallas Cowboys fans were not happy with the suspension to offensive lineman La’el Collins. The young offensive lineman received a five-game suspension for missing drug tests.
However, more details from the suspension have begun to emerge.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman is accused of attempting to bribe the drug test conductor.
Players cannot be suspended for positive marijuana tests under the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, but Collins’ issue was multiple missed tests and trying to bribe the test collector, sources said.
The NFL initially was preparing to suspend Collins five games for his actions, but the NFL Players Association — aware of the intended five-game suspension — helped negotiate a reduction to what would have been a two-game ban.
Collins has appealed the suspension. The appeal was rejected, though Collins continues to fight it.
Cowboys’ RT La'el Collins was suspended by the NFL after trying to bribe the league's drug-test collector, sources told ESPN.https://t.co/NcAE9UDOa6
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 26, 2021
While Cowboys fans are upset by the news, others around the league are enjoying it.
“Ha!! It would have been just 2 games, but Collins appealing it led to them bringing in an arbitrator who ruled it needed to be 5 games. That’s. Freaking. Hilarious. (And not just because I’m an Eagles fan),” one fan wrote.
“Whoever that Sample Collector is, needs to be our next President! He clearly can’t be bought!!” another fan joked.
“I mean there’s two sides to each story, but.. This is a guy that get drug tested 10 times per month for 18 months. That’s like once every 3 days. Pretty sure I’d get annoyed by that eventually too. In no way does this apply guilt, let’s hear the full story,” another fan added.
The Cowboys, 1-1 on the season, are set to play the Eagles on Monday night.
Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.