Ex-Lion Golden Tate considering legal action following 4-game suspension

Former Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate has found himself in hot water with the NFL, and he might be considering legal action.

The NFL suspended the Giants wide receiver without pay for the first four games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

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However, Tate said he’s considering taking legal action against the doctor that prescribed the medication that resulted in the suspension.

“I guess a few weeks after my test, I went back and spoke to the doctor,” Tate said to reporters, via SNY Giants. “Initially he said it wasn’t a banned substance, in fact he’s given it to other NFL players which is why I trusted it and kept living my life.”

He is “definitely looking into” taking legal action against the doctor who prescribed the drug.

“We’re kind of examining all our options,” Tate said, per NJ Advance Media.

Tate was traded by the Lions to the Philadelphia Eagles last season, finishing with 74 catches for 795 yards and four touchdowns in 15 games. He signed a four-year, $37.5 million deal with the Giants this offseason.


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