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Gates returns to Chargers after 4-game PED suspension

SAN DIEGO (AP) Star tight end Antonio Gates is back from a four-game suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, saying it's like a fresh start and that he needs to re-establish what he can do. Gates practiced with the San Diego Chargers for the first time since early September. His first game back will be at home Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates feels ‘rebooted’ after serving suspension

San Diego Chargers get veteran tight end Antonio Gates back after he spent the last four weeks serving his NFL mandated suspension for violating the substance abuse policy after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Speaking about his return, Gates shared his mindset. “Frank (Reich) had a term about rebooting, and that’s kind of basically what I’ve done,...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Lose to Chargers in Most Browns Way Possible

The Chargers were missing three starting offensive linemen and a starting defensive back. Tight end Antonio Gates was suspended.  During the course of the game, they lost two wide receivers and another DB to injuries. But Philip Rivers (23-38, 358 yards, 3 TD) still found a way to lead his team to a winning field goal drive in the final […] The post Browns Lose to Chargers...
Via Browns Beat
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates has no idea how prohibited substance got into his body

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been randomly tested for prohibited substances countless times over the course of his 12-year career. Unfortunately for Gates, he tested positive in April for performance enhancing drugs—a violation of NFL policy. This resulted in the league handing Gates a four-game suspension in early July. Speaking on the issue for the first time...
Via Sportsnaut
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Chargers will be just fine without Antonio Gates

  View image | It’s been just over a week since San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was suspended for four games due to his violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy, meaning he’s set to miss a quarter of the 2015 season. Which means it’s also been just over a week since Ladarius Green was finally freed. Yes, he’s...
Via This Given Sunday
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rivers believes Gates' PED use was unintentional

The San Diego Chargers announced last weed that the NFL had suspended tight end Antonio Gates for the first four games of the 2015 NFL season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for performance-enhancing substances. While the organization as a whole must be left profoundly disappointed by the developments, at least one Charger remains...Read More The post Philip Rivers believes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Suspends Antonio Gates Four Games

Don’t look now, but you might actually receive a suspension from the National Football League today. In the fourth suspension handed down by the league on Thursday, San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates will have to sit out the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Gates, who admitted to taking a banned...
Via Sportsnaut
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates suspended four games for violating drug policy

The NFL went on a suspension spree Thursday, and Antonio Gates might have been the biggest name involved. The San Diego Chargers tight end was suspended for four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, the NFL announced Thursday afternoon. It’s unclear at this point what Gates tested positive for. Gates did, however, seem to blame the positive test on rehab...
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Chargers
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

March Madness Memories: Antonio Gates rare basketball footage (MUST WATCH)

Most of us know Antonio Gates went from college basketball star to (arguably) the best tight end in NFL history, but his path to San Diego was far from straight and narrow. Gates committed to Michigan State to play football under a coach you may have heard of, Nick Saban. Under the impression he would get to play basketball for the Spartans, Gates went to East Lansing on a football...
Via cover32 - Chargers
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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