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Kellen Winslow Jr. says cause of drug suspension might be allergy medication

Jets tight end Kellen Winslow throws out a

Jets tight end Kellen Winslow throws out a stiff arm during the first half against the Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Aug. 24, 2013) Credit: Lee S. Weissman

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Kellen Winslow Jr., who served a four-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy, said Monday that the cause of his failed test might have been allergy medication.

"I'm still trying to figure it out from the NFLPA exactly what it was," he said, adding that his meds were not prescribed by a doctor. "They haven't gotten back to me yet, but that's the only thing I changed what I was taking. So that's what it had to be . . . I'm not trying to go out and take illegal stuff. That's just not what I do."

The tight end -- who lost $197,647 in salary -- said he chose not to appeal so he could serve his suspension in the first half of the season rather than later. Winslow, the team's leading receiver before the suspension, also admitted he had grown frustrated as the season went on with his lack of playing time.


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