Wes Welker responded to his suspension Tuesday, denying the use of performance-enhancing drugs or any drugs at all.
"I wouldn't have any idea where to get a Molly or what a Molly is," Welker said, in response to a report by PFT that the receiver took the recreational drug at the Kentucky Derby. "That's a joke. I don't do marijuana, I don't do drugs. I don't do any drugs."
"I'm as shocked as everyone at todays news," Welker said in an e-mail to The Denver Post. "I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I would NEVER knowingly take a substance to gain a competitive advantage in any way. Anyone who has ever played a down with me, lifted a weight with me, even eaten a meal with me, knows that I focus purely on what I put in my body and on the hard work I put in year round to perform at the highest levels year-in and year-out. [...]
"I have never been concerned with the leagues performance enhancing or drug abuse policies because under no scenario would they ever apply to me, but I now know, that (drug-policy procedures) are clearly flawed, and I will do everything in my power to ensure they are corrected, so other individuals and teams aren't negatively affected so rashly like this. [...]"
Welker went on to thank Broncos fans for their support and mentioned winning a title for Broncos owner Pat Bowlen as one of his goals this season.
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