New York Giants safety Tyler Sash plans to meet with NFL commissioner Rogers Goodell on Monday to discuss his four-game suspension for using a banned prescription drug in the offseason. Sash said Sunday he is hoping that Goodell will listen to what he has to say and reduce his suspension, which is schedule to cover the first four games of the regular season. The league has already heard Sash's formal appeal of the suspension and rejected it.|||||||
A doctor gave Sash a prescription for Adderall in March to help him deal with anxiety while at with public speaking appearances. He did not know it was banned by NFL policy. Sash, 24, a native of Oskaloosa, Iowa, had 17 tackles last season, his first in the NFL.
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin feels the NFL didn't use common sense in suspending Sash for a violation of the league's performance enhancing drug policy. The league announced the suspension Tuesday, saying Sash would be ineligible for the first four games of the season.|||||||
Sash said he took a prescription drug (Adderall) while under a doctor's care for an anxiety condition in March, having no idea it was banned by NFL policy. The league denied his appeal. Coughlin defended his second-year player Wednesday after practice, saying Sash has no intention of doing anything illegal. The 65-year-old coach said he understands the rule but "sometimes you think maybe common sense needs to be involved in this."