Tampa Bay Buc Doug Martin Enters Rehab

29 December 2016 Written by  Michael Fowler

Doug Martin has had a great season for the upstart Tampa Bay Bucaneers, who have shown signs of future dominance with a young core of talented skill players.

Martin, who features at running back, entered into a rehabilitation facility early Wednesday to seek help for what the league has deemed a violation. The NFL issued a four game suspension on Martin for 'PED use" which Martin has claimed is adderall, which he is seeking help on. The below portion are quotes found on the NFL's website:

"I was notified last week of a four-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy," Martin said in the statement. "My initial instinct was to appeal the suspension and finish the season with my teammates. However, after numerous discussions with people close to me -- including Coach (Dirk) Koetter -- I am starting the suspension immediately so I can enter a treatment facility and receive the help I truly need.

"On the field, I must be strong and determined to push through both pain and injuries to become an elite NFL running back. Off the field, I have tried that same approach in my personal life. My shortcomings in this area have taught me both that I cannot win these personal battles alone and that there is no shame in asking for help.

"I sincerely apologize to the Glazer family, General Manager Jason Licht and the entire Tampa Bay organization, my teammates and our tremendous fans. This was not the season I envisioned and I have let everyone down, including myself. However, adversity yields opportunity and I ask for your support in my battle to overcome these personal issues."

Content Originally Published By: Michael Fowler @ Fox Sports Radio

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