Broncos' Wes Welker says he is 'shocked' by PED violation, suspension

Sept 2, 10:55 PM

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker issued a statement through The Denver Post about his four-game suspension Tuesday. 

I'm as shocked as everyone at todays news. I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I would NEVER knowingly take a substance to gain a competitive advantage in any way. Anyone who has ever played a down with me, lifted a weight with me, even eaten a meal with me, knows that I focus purely on what I put in my body and on the hard work I put in year round to perform at the highest levels year-in and year-out.

Welker added he sees a problem with the league's policies and procedures regarding drug testing. 

I have never been concerned with the leagues performance enhancing or drug abuse policies because under no scenario would they ever apply to me, but I now know, that (drug-policy procedures) are clearly flawed, and I will do everything in my power to ensure they are corrected, so other individuals and teams aren't negatively affected so rashly like this.

Upon his return, Welker hopes to help the Broncos to the title they were so close to capturing last season. 

Thank you for the outpouring of support, and I want Bronco nation to know, that no one and no thing will get in the way of our goal as a team, to bring Mr. Bowlen the trophy he and this great region deserve.