Tampa Cove Pirates running back Doug Martin has affirmed he will promptly start a four-amusement suspension for abusing the NFL’s medication approach, and enter a treatment office.
Martin was an astounding sound scratch in a weekend ago misfortune at the New Orleans Holy people. He was then pardoned from Wednesday’s practice, however Bucs mentor Dirk Koetter did not give a motivation behind why. The answer was given later in the day by Martin, by means of an announcement on the Bucs’ site.
It read: “I was told a week ago of a four-amusement suspension for abusing the group’s medication strategy. My underlying nature was to claim the suspension and complete the season with my partners. Be that as it may, after various exchanges with individuals near me – including Mentor Koetter – I am beginning the suspension promptly so I can enter a treatment office and get the help I really require.
On the field, I should be solid and resolved to push through both torment and wounds to end up distinctly a first class NFL running back. Off the field, I have attempted that same approach in my own life. My weaknesses around there have shown me both that I can’t win these individual fights alone and that there is no disgrace in requesting help.
I earnestly apologize to the Glazer family [Tampa Inlet’s owners], general supervisor Jason Licht and the whole Tampa Straight association, my colleagues and our gigantic fans. This was not the season I imagined and I have let everybody down, including myself. Be that as it may, difficulty yields opportunity and I request your support in my fight to beat these individual issues.”
Marauders GM Licht included: “Doug has been an esteemed individual from our association for as long as five seasons and we regard and bolster his choice to look for offer assistance. At this moment, he is working through issues that are much bigger than the sport of football.
Our essential concern is that he sets aside this opportunity to concentrate on getting the help that he needs keeping in mind the end goal to push ahead with his own and expert life.Martin had a breakout new kid on the block season with 1,454 hurrying yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012; however wounds hampered him in 2013 and 2014. He bobbed back for his second Star Bowl season a year ago with 1,402 yards and six scores, before inking a five-year, $35.75 million contract to stay in Tampa. Hamstring harm this year constrained Martin to eight amusements.
Koetter guarded his choice to seat Martin in the 31-24 misfortune to the Holy people, saying he was attempting to put the Bucs in the best position to win recreations” and Martin did not fit into the group’s approach.
Jacquizz Rodgers is relied upon to again begin at running back for the Bucs (8-7), who still have an outside shot at making the playoffs, in Sunday’s normal season finale against the Jaguars.