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Texans' Will Fuller, Bradley Roby suspended for six games for violating NFL drug policy

The NFL confirmed the suspensions of Fuller and Roby on Tuesday.
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Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller plays during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

HOUSTON — Two Houston Texans starters are suspended for using banned substances. Both WR Will Fuller and DB Bradley Roby said they didn't realize what they were taking was against league rules.  

Fuller posted the news on Instagram. Hours later, we get a statement from Bradley Roby. Both say they're suspended for six games, which means into next season.

The NFL officially confirmed the suspensions on Tuesday.

Fuller posted that he thought what he was taking was permitted under the policy and says he was misled by the person who prescribed the medication.

Below is the full text of the post from Fuller.

“Earlier this year, I sought treatment from a medical professional who prescribed medication that he believed to be permitted under the NFL’s drug policy. As it turns out, my trust in this professional was misplaced because this medication was NOT a permitted substance under the NFL Policy on Performance Enhancing Substances.

As a result of this mistake, I have been suspended for six games for taking this prohibited medication. I want to sincerely apologize to the Texans organization and all of my fans for this mistake. I am looking forward to putting this all behind me and returning better than ever in 2021.

Thank you, Will”

Fuller is coming off one of the best games of his career, with six catches for 171 yards and two TDs in Houston's win over Detroit.  

Then Monday night, NFL.com and ESPN reported Roby's suspension. Like Fuller, Roby said he wasn't aware what he was taking was against league rules. He apologized to the Texans, his teammates, family and fans.

The Texans only have five games left on the schedule.  

 At this point, we don’t know what the substance was that Fuller and Roby took.