Antonio Gates still has not fessed up to what he tried positive for that got him suspended for four games, the San Diego Chargers star player tight end assumed liability and is presently prepared to play football.
Gates returns to activity Monday night when the Chargers (2-2) face the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2), who will be driven by Mike Vick set up of the injured Ben Roethlisberger.
“I never returned with the expectation this speaks the truth Antonio Gates,” he said. “I returned with the foresight of simply having the capacity to add to what the San Diego Chargers are attempting to do, on the whole, to win a football game. I wouldn’t set out put that much weight on myself.”
Gates needs one touchdown get for 100 in his Hall of Fame-gauge vocation.
Quarterback Philip Rivers has had a lot of different focuses to toss to amid Gates’ absence, including individual tight finishes Ladarius Green and John Philips, however few are better inside the 20-yard line. Waterways has tossed 72 touchdown passes to Gates, the most from a QB to a tight end in NFL history.
“Whatever it is the organizer needs, whatever position, whatever part he needs me to be in, simply attempt to do that to the best of my capacity and things will be fine,” Gates said. “Simply figure out how to get a win. That is the most vital thing.”
Gates was likely the last fellow anybody expected to abuse the NFL’s arrangement on execution upgrading medications. His squeaky wipe picture off the field was as certain a thing as his capacity to rotate and get a pass from Rivers, even in twofold scope.
His suspension was declared in right on time July. The punishment was four games without pay.
Gates hasn’t sparkled any light on what he tried positive for, other than to say that his testosterone level was high. On the opening day of training camp, he said a major piece of his routine is taking naturopathic pharmaceutical, “simply taking certain things for my purifying, my kidney, liver, verifying my sugar level is correct.”
Gates assumed liability and said he let the team down.
“I think you must be more mindful,” he said. “That is the lesson you learn. You need to comprehend there’s a huge number of things you can’t have, regardless of whatever reason, whatever way you need to excuse it as a player; you didn’t have a clue, some person didn’t let you know. It doesn’t make a difference. You’re responsible for what you put in your body … regardless of what it is, I’m in charge of it.