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Former Patriot Receiver Wes Welker Suspended for Amphetamines

Let's hope for a speedy recovery.

Jared Wickerham

Former Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended by the league for four games for taking amphetamines, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. According to Pro Football Talk, Welker took Molly at the Kentucky Derby that had been cut with amphetamines.

While it appears that Welker's usage is strictly for pleasure, there's some concerns with regards to his recent concussions. Amphetamines have historically been taken by those with concussion-like symptons to address headaches, with former Patriot linebacker Ted Johnson suffering from a terrible addiction.

Welker has had a recent string of concussions, which makes that line easy to draw. Hopefully, in an odd way, Welker's use has remained in the sphere of personal enjoyment.

Welker is the Patriots all time leader in receptions and second on the franchise list in receiving yards. His 79.4 receiving yards per game, while with New England, is the most for any Patriot with over 100 receptions.

He signed with the Denver Broncos prior to the 2013 season and was elected team captain.