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    Report: Cowboys RT La’el Collins Attempted to Bribe Drug-Test Collector

    It was bad enough that the suffered a tough two-point loss in the season opener against the but they also lost an important part of their . La'el Collins, the Cowboys starting right , was suspended for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

    The agent of Collins, Peter Schaffer, expressed his displeasure with the way the league handled the situation a few weeks ago, claiming that the appeal process wasn't final and that the suspension shouldn't have been disclosed. However, a bombshell in this particular matter was announced on Sunday morning. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Collins attempted to bribe a drug test collector.

    The original suspension for Collins was for five games but the got it reduced to two games. However, Collins appealed the suspension with an arbitrator appointed by the league and the player's association, and not only did it get denied, but it was determined that the original five-game punishment be put back in place due to the evidence.

    Collins's suspension didn't come from failing a drug test but rather to missing them. The seven-year veteran believed he had legitimate reasons to miss seven tests. One was because a test was scheduled for the day strength and conditioning coach Mark Paul collapsed and eventually died back in November. Another was due to attending the funeral of his uncle.

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    If his suspension is not reduced he will be eligible to return to the roster on October 18, the day after the Cowboys play the . The suspension will cost Collins $2 million per the which also voids the guarantee of $6.48 million in his 2022 salary.

    In his absence, backup tackle was excellent against the in Week 2 as elite pass rusher didn't record a sack, a pressure, or a tackle for loss in the Cowboys 20-17 win.

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    Steele will need to continue his high-level play for the next month while Collins is out. A weird situation just became more clear now that the specific details have come to light.

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    Matthew Lenix
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    Cowboys fan

    Wow…. He got it reduced to 2 games and tried for more!? He should’ve left it alone…. I understand he shouldn’t be suspended and should’ve only been fined, but if he got it dropped from 5 games to 2 he should’ve just left it alone, now he messed up and has to go back to doing the whole 5 games again!! He should’ve just kept his mouth shut and done the 2 games, and he could’ve been back playing next week, but he couldn’t leave well enough alone…. He had to keep pushing it!! Smh!!

    Don Howard

    This is the stuff that happens when you have multiple players of questionable character there is always problems Zeke , the pothead,etc

    Todd

    Well that explains it folks….you can do a lot for a player…bit you cannot fix stupid.

    Todd

    Like my stupid thumbs

    E

    I wonder how it looks now that they lied and suspended him for failing a test That he never failed. The grounds for the suspension is if a player failed a previous test. He never failed a test. The NFL made a big mistake. I don’t believe he tried to bribe anyone. Why would he if he never failed a test. These guys who made comments above look silly, or can easily be fooled