Report: Former Steelers TE Weslye Saunders Suspended For 8 More Games

Adam Schefter of reports Thursday via Twitter that Indianapolis Colts tight end Weslye Saunders has been suspended for the first eight games of the 2013 season for once again violating the policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Sanders, who was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2011 out of South Carolina, was suspended last year for four games for violating the same policy. Saunders admitted prior to the 2012 season that he took the drug Adderall that belonged to his younger brother because he suffered from ADHD.

Following his four-game suspension the Steelers released Saunders instead of placing him back on the 53 man roster, and he was signed by the Colts a short time thereafter. In 11 games with the Colts, Saunders caught only two passes for 15 yards as he was the third tight end on the roster.

As you can clearly see, the Steelers made the right decision in releasing Saunders, whose NFL career is now pretty much over. The tight end had a few character red flags associated with him coming out of college, and it appears as if he can\’t fully understand what he is and isn\’t allowed to put into his body.

  • walter mason

    Its a shame he cant quit using drugs. Apparently he doesnt have a prescription.

  • thatninjab

    Adderall is a hell of a drug.

  • Christopher Wilkes

    Good thing we parted ways with him when we did. Anyone still questioning the Steelers for making the move can now shut-up.

  • NimbusHex

    Well, foot in my mouth. Good decision by Colbert and company to dump this guy when they did.

  • DoctorNoah

    When I hear about players giving back to their communities, taking care of siblings like they’re their children, and talking about how they need to make the practice squad to support their families, it makes the actions of 20-somethings with tremendous capabilities and tremendous potential who make poor decisions so much more sad to me. From Weslye Saunders to Chris Rainey to Hernandez. And it’s every year. Where are Rainey and Saunders going to be in 2018? I wonder about Steelers from the 90’s and where they are now; and I wonder more about players who never made the roster. Where will Limas Sweed be in 2018? Some people struggle – Carlton Haselrig comes to mind. Some do great things – take Elnardo Webster, a 9th round pick from ’92 who played a year in the league, barely, and is now a high powered lawyer advising Corey Booker in Jersey. But for people with physical capabilities to actually make it in the league who then squander it, it’s very sad to me.

  • Robert Schultz

    Never underestimate the depths of human stupidity!

  • walter mason

    Huh? Can you educate me?

  • LouPGH

    Sad to see guys make mistakes like this, but it definitely vindicates the decision to cut bait with this guy. As I said at the time, anyone who followed Saunders on Twitter could tell you that he doesn’t have the maturity level to succeed in the NFL. All the athleticism in the world can’t compensate for poor off-the-field behavior. He’s the Colts’ problem now.