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Report: Weslye Saunders suspended 4 games

Posted on: February 7, 2012 9:26 am
Edited on: February 7, 2012 10:09 am
 
Weslye Saunders also had problems coming out of the University of South Carolina. (US Presswire)
By Josh Katzowitz

At one point in time, tight end Weslye Saunders was talked about as a potential first-round draft pick, but ultimately, a foot injury and a troubled reputation caused him to go unselected in 2010. He landed in Pittsburgh and started six of 16 games this season, catching four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Now, he’s apparently landed in more trouble, as Aaron Wilson of Scout.com is reporting that Saunders has been suspended for the first four games of 2012.

At this point, it’s unclear why Saunders has been suspended, but he’s had character concerns going back to his days at the University of South Carolina. During his senior year, he was suspended before the season began and then was kicked off the squad completely in mid-September 2010.

He was questioned by the NCAA about potential agent contact during a party in Miami in the spring of 2010. Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier said Saunders was suspended for violations that were not connected to the NCAA inquiry.

Saunders was allowed by the school to participate in Pro Day in March of 2011 even though he had fractured his left foot.  He also admitted to lying to Spurrier about why he was late for practice and lying to NCAA officials.

"Fabricating a story, or not even telling the whole truth, is the same as telling a lie," he told the Charleston Post and Courier in March. "Being truthful is the biggest thing. A man is only as good as his word. That's what I've learned most."

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Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 10:58 am
 

Report: Weslye Saunders suspended 4 games

Saunders was taking a drug called Adderall for his ADD. The problem is he didn't notify the league. An appeal is expected but not likely to be won.



Since: Aug 13, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2012 4:19 pm
 

Report: Weslye Saunders suspended 4 games

At South Carolina, Saunders:

1.  Talked to an agent while in college- NCAA violation, then lied
2.  Illegally stayed at a hotel for a discounted rate- another NCAA violation, then lied
3.  Skipped practice and told Spurrier he was interviewing with the NCAA over his violations.  Spurrier then kicked him off the team after finding out the NCAA wasn't on campus.


I'm sure the Steelers already knew all of this and are not that surprised at a now four time retard.  
 



Since: Aug 30, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:50 pm
 

Report: Weslye Saunders suspended 4 games

rchar2

Are you saying since Ray Lewis was exonerated...another words found innocent then he must not have done anything wrong?
UMMMMMMM Ben wasnt even charged! which means there werent even enough facts to go to court over yet you say hes a rapist.
The ATL girl didnt even want to file a report to the police until her girl friends convinced her. Her friends werent even with her when she went back with Ben. 
I dont know about you but if something like that happened to me I would be beating down the Police dept door to report what happened.

Its called regret, a lot of guys get in trouble because a woman willingly has sex with them then regrets it then decides it was rape.

Again you people are bashing the Steelers out of envy
You just look for a reason and all it takes is a very vague report of a Steeler being suspended BY THE STEELERS! to send you off. It wasnt handed down by the NFL and so far no reports of any arrests.



Since: Aug 30, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:49 pm
 

Report: Weslye Saunders suspended 4 games

rchar2

Are you saying since Ray Lewis was exonerated...another words found innocent then he must not have done anything wrong?
UMMMMMMM Ben wasnt even charged! which means there werent even enough facts to go to court over yet you say hes a rapist.
The ATL girl didnt even want to file a report to the police until her girl friends convinced her. Her friends werent even with her when she went back with Ben. 
I dont know about you but if something like that happened to me I would be beating down the Police dept door to report what happened.

Its called regret, a lot of guys get in trouble because a woman willingly has sex with them then regrets it then decides it was rape.

Again you people are bashing the Steelers out of envy
You just look for a reason and all it takes is a very vague report of a Steeler being suspended BY THE STEELERS! to send you off. It wasnt handed down by the NFL and so far no reports of any arrests.



Since: Aug 30, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:36 pm
 

Report: Weslye Saunders suspended 4 games

rchar2

What money?
Can you provide proof or a link?

So a hooker/stripper and a drunk girl who was throwing herself at him the entire evening/night are your 2 upstanding citizens who make the whole Steeler nation thugs?

Was Ben a pig for taking "advantage" of a your drunk girl? yea but then so are many many guys.....looks at wife and tells her shhh dont tell lol

Guys buy girls drinks so they can "loosen" them up and face it alot of girls drink so they can use the old excuse...well I was drunk.
There were no reports of screams or shouting for help from either girl, the Atlanta girl was in a bar full of people and could have gotten away many times, the stripper was reported by local news (and I think I heard it on ESPN also) was to have said to her roommate that she was going to have sex with Ben and take him for all hes worth.

Rapists usually have a track record going back to HS or College, and after 2 accusations any that might have been raped back then would have came out by now. Look at Sundusky from PSU, kids are coming out like crazy talking about what he did after the first one came forward.



Since: Jun 1, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2012 11:46 am
 

Report: Weslye Saunders suspended 4 games

and your a fool , keep hating on the best team in the nfl we still have 6 no other team does



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 11:24 am
 

Report: Weslye Saunders suspended 4 games

rchar2 -- you forgot to also try to defend Donte Stallworth.  You know, the guy who served time for manslaughter and was immediately picked up by the Ravens upon his release.  How slow are you?



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 11:22 am
 

Report: Weslye Saunders suspended 4 games

rchar2 -- you're spouting nothing but BS and I'll bet have no clue of what you speak.



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 11:19 am
 

Report: Weslye Saunders suspended 4 games

Dawg -- So you're a Browns fan.  Come on over and knock yourself out looking into my toilet.  I'm sure you're also used to the stank.



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 11:00 am
 

Report: Weslye Saunders suspended 4 games

The last I checked...you dont get a trophy for that!
 

Oh, I forgot, you are a Browns fan...you think if you beat Pittsburgh, it was a successful season...only losers brag about "making it further"


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