Texans WR Will Fuller suspended 6 games for performance enhancement violation


(SportsRadio 610) -- Texans wide receiver Will Fuller is suspended for six games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancement substances.

Fuller made the announcement Monday afternoon on social media.

“Earlier this year, I sought treatment from a medical professional who prescribed medication that he believed to be permitted under the NFL’s drug policy,” Fuller wrote on social media. “As it turns out, my trust in this professional was misplaced because this medication was NOT a permitted substance under the NFL Policy on Performance Enhancing Substances.

“As a result of this mistake, I have been suspended for six games for taking this prohibited medication. I want to sincerely apologize to the Texans organization and all of my fans for this mistake. I am looking forward to putting this all behind me and returning better than ever in 2021.”

Fuller, who is in a contract year and could become a free agent after this season, was having a career year. He set a new career-high in receiving yards in the Texans’ win over the Patriots, then had another big game on Thanksgiving Day against the Patriots.

Fuller had six catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans’ 41-25 win against the Lions last week. He was on pace for over 1,300 receiving yards and double-digit touchdowns.

Fuller leads the Texans with 879 receiving yards on 53 catches this season, his first as the No. 1 option since DeAndre Hopkins was traded to the Arizona Cardinals.

This is a big year for Fuller considering his contract situation, and the fact he's never been able to play a full 16-game season due to injuries. He's been healthy all season for the Texans, appearing in all 11 games.

Now, Fuller’s future with the team is in doubt, with him suspended for six games and the Texans, who are not really in the playoff picture, having just five games remaining.