Last week, Indianapolis Colts defensive end Robert Mathis was suspended for four games next season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
Mathis offered up the excuse that he was busted for taking medication for a fertility problem. Good news is that he’s having a baby now so it worked. Bad news is he didn’t go through the proper channels to clear it with the NFL so he’s still suspended.
Mathis is still rightfully holding himself responsible for the whole incident. Via the Indianapolis Star on Wednesday, Mathis apologized.
Sorry, and I’ll be back,” Robert Mathis said. “I shouldn’t have (done) it. My bad. There’s no question I’d like a re-do, but I can’t take it back
You can have whatever stance on whether you believe Mathis’ excuse or not, but you still have to respect the man for owning up to his mistake.