Munich / Dallas – Dallas Cowboys’ right tackle La’el Collins has been banned from the NFL for five unpaid games for violating drug abuse guidelines.

The 28-year-old has been suspended for lack of drug tests, according to information from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Mainly due to no-show.

Collins ‘agent Peter Schaffer harshly criticizes the NFL: “We are extremely disappointed with the way the NFL has handled this whole matter, starting with trampling on Mr. Collins’ rights over the premature release of the information, though she knew that an appeal was filed in a timely manner, to the point of deliberately misleading the court at the hearing, “Schaffer said in a statement.

Another allegation: “The scale and effort that the NFL has put into achieving its goals is appalling.”

As “ProFootballTalk” reports, Schaffer has appealed again. Accordingly, the offense committed by the player should provide for a fine, but not a suspension.

Cowboys-O-Line again incomplete

The loss of Collins means the Cowboys will not be able to fall back on their five offensive linemen for the first six games of the season. Collins played in the Tampa Bay loss on Thursday night, Guard Zack Martin missed the game due to a positive COVID-19 test.

It was Collins’ first game after missing the entire 2020 season with a hip injury.

Collins has been a permanent fixture on the Cowboys grid since his 2015 rookie season and may return to the active squad after the Cowboys game in New England in week six.

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