About 4 pm yesterday, I got a text from a friend who told me that Saints RB Mark Ingram had been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season for PED use. I responded with just one word, “Wow!” For as good as Ingram was last season, I never saw this coming. Now, all I can think of are the ramifications for Ingram, the Saints, and Fantasy owners alike.
First off, I am incredibly disappointed in Ingram. Cheating is never acceptable at this (or any) level, and he should have known better. I never believe the old “I didn’t know what I was putting into my body” argument. You are a professional athlete — your job is to know what goes into your body! Ingram is also in a contract year. I think that he potentially will lose millions of dollars in his next deal because many GM’s will be unsure how good he is without the performance-enhancing drugs.