The Carolina Panthers lost Wes Horton to suspension on Monday for PED use.
Defensive end Wes Horton has had to battle for a relevant spot on the Carolina Panthers, but apparently, he used performance enhancing drugs to help him along in the process. The NFL has subsequently suspended Horton for his use of PEDs for four games, ESPN reports.
Horton was actually cut by the team earlier in the season, but only missed one game, getting cut after Week 3 and being brought back before Week 5, when they had a BYE. Horton’s stats have been less than riveting, with only one sack and four solo tackles so far this season. Horton has started just two games so far this year, so he’s not the most important part of the defense by any means.
Horton has been on the Panthers for three seasons now, and has not yet established himself as a truly dominant defender. The Panthers are 10-0 and will likely not be inhibited very much by Horton’s suspension.
ESPN also reported that along with Horton’s suspension is a suspension to wide receiver Stephen Hill who was suspended for being stopped in a traffic incident and cited with possession of marijuana. His suspension is for just one game. Hill, wide receiver, has been on injured reserve for the season so far.