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Look: DeAndre Hopkins Breaks Silence On His NFL Suspension

DeAndre Hopkins catches a pass.

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 25: Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the football after a reception during a NFL team training camp at State Farm Stadium on August 25, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has officially commented on his six-game suspension for performance-enhancing substances.

On Twitter tonight, Hopkins confirmed the report that he's dropping his appeal, telling followers he'll "see you in Week 7." The five-time Pro Bowler went on to say he has never tested positive for any illicit substances before in his career.

Hopkins also echoed what his brand manager said earlier--that his November test sample was flagged and that he is adamant he did not willingly ingest anything illegal.

"I am very mindful of what I put in my body and have always taken a holistic approach, so I am working with my team to investigate how this could've happened," Hopkins said. "But even as careful as I have been, clearly I wasn't careful enough. For that, I apologize to Cardinals fans, my teammates and the entire Cardinals organization. I never want to let my team down."

It will be interesting to see what further info gets reported--or released to the public by Hopkins and his team--about what triggered the positive test result.

Now out for six games in 2022, Hopkins missed seven games last year due to injury, finishing the season with career-lows in receptions (42) and receiving yards (572). He did catch eight touchdown passes in 10 appearances.