NFL says there are ‘no indications’ that Brett Favre will return for Super Bowl LI
The NFL announced Monday that it is not investigating the possibility that Brett Hundley will return to the field in Super Bowl 51 against the New Orleans Saints.
The announcement came after ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Favre is being investigated by the NFL for using an illicit substance.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that the league’s medical staff has examined Hundleys medical records and “no signs of impairment have been identified.”
NFL Network’s Dan Hanzus tweeted that Hundly is “a healthy, active player and has not had any issues related to his medical condition.”
Hundby, who was a key player for the Packers, Packers and Lions, was suspended for two games by the league last month for violating the league-mandated substance abuse policy.
The league also suspended Hundle for one game for failing to report positive drug tests in the offseason.
In a statement, NFL executive vice president of communications Jason La Canfora said the league does not comment on ongoing investigations.
Hundy has not responded to requests for comment.
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“As a result, the NFL has suspended Brett Hundy for two (2) weeks without pay pending the outcome of the investigation by its Office of the Medical Policy.” “
NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle issued a similar statement: “Based upon the information we have received, the situation involving Brett Hunderdley is being closely reviewed by our medical staff, which includes a thorough review of all of our policies related of player safety, and it is too early to determine whether this matter will be reviewed or escalated in any way. “
As a result, the NFL has suspended Brett Hundy for two (2) weeks without pay pending the outcome of the investigation by its Office of the Medical Policy.”
It has everything to do solely with his conduct. “
The suspension of Brett Hudenley has nothing to do with the substance abuse of Brett.
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We are fully cooperating with the NFL in this investigation and will continue to do so in the future as appropriate.”
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NFL Players Association President Eric Winston said Monday that the union is suing the NFL and the NFL Players Assn.
over Hunders suspension.
“What we’re asking for is justice for Brett,” Winston said.
“This is not about money or what he has done in the past.
This is about fairness and transparency.
The NFL should have to admit that they did something wrong and have it corrected.”
Winston also said that the players are not “seeking monetary damages.
They are demanding a full and thorough investigation.”
“We’re going to make sure we get that investigation,” Winston added.
The suspension comes a week after the NFL suspended Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for two more games for violating league drug policies.
Rodgers was suspended without pay for violating his three-game suspension last year for failing a second time to comply with NFL drug testing requirements.
Rodgers said at the time that he had taken the medication to treat back pain.
Rodgers later signed a two-year deal with the Packers that includes $5.75 million guaranteed.