Latest On Cardinals, Patrick Peterson

On Thursday, the NFL handed Patrick Peterson a six-game ban for PEDs. Before that, the Cardinals cornerback had yet another flareup with team brass. The latest issue arose when Peterson asked GM Steve Keim about restructuring his contract to make more cash available immediately and Keim said no, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com tweets

Peterson, it seems, wanted to lessen his financial losses in advance of his suspension. The cornerback believed that he would have saved at least $2MM by adjusting his deal, John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM writes.

The cornerback knew the six-game ban was coming before it was announced on Thursday, but it’s not clear whether the Cardinals had advanced knowledge of the suspension. Either way, it’s not likely that the league office would have approved Peterson’s suggested workaround.

Peterson’s suspension will cost him $3.88MM in wages.

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5 comments on “Latest On Cardinals, Patrick Peterson

  1. White Roddy

    Hey boss man…Can you give me my future, agreed upon salary now in case something goes down? What a clown!

  2. jorge78

    Zach, are we never going to find out exactly what he did? From the NFL announcement he didn’t “fail” a drug test, he did something to get around it.

    • jnap35

      He failed the drug test which is a 4 game suspension and he got 2 more games for masking the test.

  3. K3vin

    Unbelievable and yet it isn’t. This shows his true character or lack of. You want to truly punish these athletes who cheat, make them still play, and put their contracts at league minimum.

  4. Yep it is

    Unless you are Bob “ BJ” Kraft and then go ahead and whatever you want.

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