New England Patriots receiver, Julian Edelman has finally spoken out about his suspension after testing positive for PEDs.
Edelman faced a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances last summer.
At the time, he took to Instagram to apologize to his supporters, saying:
"I am very sorry -- I don't know what happened," Edelman posted on his Instagram page. "I've taken many, many tests obviously over the course of my career, and nothing like this has ever happened. I apologize to the Kraft family, my coaches, teammates and fans. As this matter is being appealed, I can't say anymore but no matter what, I will be ready to play and pursue another championship with our team and for Patriots fans around the world."
Speaking recently with NBC Sports' Peter King, on 'Football In The Morning,' he spoke candidly about his experience:
"That's what people don't understand with me. This is what I am. This is what I was put here to do. This is what I sacrificed all my time for - my friends, my family, everything like that. And then when you're told you can't play football for four weeks because of something that happened that you really can't get into because you really don't know what happened, it's tough. You learn a lot from that," he told King.
"When that happened, I had a strong corner behind me. My father and I kind of just sat back and said, 'All right, we have a problem here. What's this problem? Let's make sure this never happens again. Let's own up to it. Let's take your penalty like a man, regardless of the circumstances. From this whole thing, I've learned that you've just got to stay in your routine, and you've just got to work your way out of it. People don't know what happened. I can't sit here and [due to] the league rules say what happened."