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Jimmy Garoppolo’s Substance-Related Suspension Spells The End Of His Vegas Tenure, Possibly His Career: REPORT

The NFL has suspended Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for the first two games of the 2024 season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Schefter said the suspension is for a prescription drug that does not have a valid therapeutic use exemption.

Schefter said the Raiders plan to release Garoppolo before his $11.25 million bonus is paid in March.

Schefter said Jimmy G will not appeal his suspension.

Jimmy GQ’s once-rising stock price is now at an all-time low.After the game against the San Francisco 49ers sent The league had high hopes for the handsome signal-caller when he was traded to New England for a second-round pick in 2017 to acquire Tom Brady’s then-backup. The 49ers clearly thought he would be a great player, as evidenced by the ridiculous $137.5 million contract they gave him in 2018.

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 24: No. 12 Tom Brady of the New England Patriots poses with Jimmy Garoppolo before a game against the Houston Texans on September 24, 2017 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Talk to number 10.Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

However, his stardom never really translated into on-field success. Aside from a great 2019 where he led the 49ers to the Super Bowl (stop me if you’ve heard this before) and ultimately lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, Jimmy G’s NFL career has been pretty uneventful. is lacking.

Garoppolo hit rock bottom in 2023, benched for rookie Aidan O’Connell after the Raiders fired head coach Josh McDaniels. (Related article: Super Bowl loser’s best friend hints at retirement)

Jimmy’s decision not to appeal his suspension and forgo $11 million won’t hurt his wallet that much. The signal sender is earned He received approximately $150 million from NFL teams during his 10-year career.

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 4: Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins on December 4, 2022 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. #Ten.Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

SANTA CLARA, CA – DECEMBER 4: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Levi’s Stadium on December 4, 2022 in Santa Clara, California. attempts a pass.Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

However, the suspension itself is quite strange. Typically, suspensions due to the NFL’s substance program are for either illegal drugs, such as marijuana, or readily identifiable performance-enhancing drugs, such as human growth hormone or steroids. I don’t want to speculate, but I would definitely take a guess and say it could be Adderall.

My sources tell me that ADD drugs are used far more often in professional sports than most people realize. It stands to reason that concentration-enhancing drugs could be the culprit for a quarterback whose job requires a great deal of concentration and the memorization of vast amounts of playbooks, but we don’t know much about it at this point. not.

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