Former Saints TE Benjamin Watson posts that he may have to serve a suspension

Watson is now with the New England Patriots

Jim Hanzo
May 26, 2019 - 7:19 pm

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New England Patriots TE, and former Saints, Benjamin Watson, in a Facebook post Sunday afternoon, disclosed the result of a failed drug test that was administered in March.

"As a professional athlete for the last 15 years I know very well the limitations on what can be prescribed for my overall health," Watson explained on his Facebook page. "After my contract expired last March I told my doctors I was finished playing, went through a series of medical tests and was prescribed Bio Identical Testosterone Cypionate to assist in healing my body and mind.

"On March 29, nine days after I started therapy, I was randomly tested under our substance policies. I complied out of habit, never thinking in that moment I'd want to come back. In late April, some clubs expressed interest in me playing and after much deliberation and prayer, I decided I wanted to return. Considering myself previously retired, I had forgotten all about my test in March until I got a letter on May 3rd saying my results were positive."

The 38-year-old Watson retired soon after the 2018 season but the team that initially drafted him in 2004 came calling in wake of Rob Gronkowski's own retirement.

Watson noted that he may have to serve a 4 game suspension for performance enhancing drugs.  

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