The Social Climber: Denver Broncos Lose Another Player to Suspension
Sep 3, 2014, 11:22 AM ET
By ABC News
Broncos Player Suspended for Drugs
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Broncos' wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended from four games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, the team announced on Tuesday. He is the second Bronco player suspended this season after kicker Matt Prater was suspended for four games for alcohol violations. Welker tested positive for a banned amphetamine. Two weeks ago, he appealed the punishment and was rejected.
"I'm shocked as everyone at today's news," he wrote in an email to The Denver Post. "I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I would NEVER knowingly take a substance to gain a competitive advantage in any way...I have never been concerned with the leagues performance enhancing or drug abuse policies because under no scenario would they ever apply to me, but I now know, that (drug-policy procedures) are clearly flawed, and I will do everything in my power to ensure they are corrected, so other individuals and teams aren't negatively affected so rashly like this."
'The Sims 4' Video Game Released
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Now there are more ways to escape from reality. Video game maker Electronic Arts released "The Sims 4" on Tuesday, saying "the Sims" are "smarter, more relatable and emotionally aware," according to the Redwood City, California-based company. Since the launch of first version of "The Sims," 175 million units have been sold to date, according to the company. The game retails for $59.99 for PCs.
Another one bites the dust. Following the exit of Maria Sharapova, Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard, seeded number seven, has been eliminated from the U.S. Open tournament. With temperatures in the high 80s and humid conditions, the player had a medical timeout in the second-set. Her opponent Ekaterina Makarova is a 17th-seeded player from Russia.
iPhone 6 Already Available for Pre-Order in China?
Maybe it's the time difference. Apple is expected to launch its next big product next Tuesday in Cupertino, California, but some consumers in China have already been able to pre-order, according to China Daily. Apple did not respond to a request for comment from ABC News.
The newspaper claims the country's largest mobile carrier, China Mobile, has received tens of thousands of orders. Last year, China Mobile also jumped the gun by offering online reservations for the iPhone 5S before it was announced. Whoops.