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Rokevious Watkins Suspended Four Games


It would appear the start right guard situation just had it’s first shakeup.

Rokeveious Watkins has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. You can read that as he likely got caught smoking pot, though we’ll never know what he tested positive for officially. Here’s the tweet from a respected source so as to confirm the news.

Watkins was thought to be in the mix with Zach Fulton, Rishaw Johnson, and Jeff Linkenbach as the potential starter a right guard. This suspension almost all but assures he will not win that job and it may put his roster spot in jeopardy.

Given the Chiefs needs at tackle and the way the snaps broke down at OTA’s, one would think Fulton and Johnson are the two leading candidates to start at right guard heading into camp. Having one less competitor in Watkins should mean both Johnson and Fulton will see extra time with the first team. Of course, the Chiefs could always sign someone between now and the start of camp to change that theory.

Watkins came over to the Chiefs last season after spending time with the St. Louis Rams.

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  • Reggie Flenory

    Cut his stupid ass if you are a player on the fringe as is and you do somethin this irresponsable you should be released obviously you dont value your job

    • Horace Lee Madre Jr

      As much as I think pot shouldn’t be illegal, I have to agree with you. Cut everyone who doesn’t care.

      • Reggie Flenory

        My issue isnt even wit the weed if thats what he was caught with my issue is gettin ya self suspended over somethin you know is banned its not like he was a starter to begin wit

  • Daniel Riddick

    Players just don’t listen. Why is it so hard to listen and do the right thing, goodness

    • area

      Dollars

  • Alex Rodman

    Wow. Just wow.

  • Michael Shaw

    Yeah gotta go with the masses on this one…….RELEASE HIM and don’t let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!!!

  • berttheclock

    Dion Jordan showed up for the Miami OTAs weighing in at 20 pounds over last seasons weight and appearing to be very fit. However, along with Watkins and five others, he has been suspended for the first four games. With Jordan, it appears to be a misunderstanding on taking PEDs.

    Now, if Jordan had been taken Number 1 by the Chiefs last season as many wanted him to be, would you want Dorsey to cut him?

  • berttheclock

    If this is really due to grass, then, Mr Goody Two Shoes Goodell, change the damn rule concerning grass. No, I do not smoke weed, but, when is Goodell going to suspend the owner of the Colts?

    • sidibeke

      And 4 game suspension for smoking weed? The penalty doesn’t seem to fit the crime. Mj is not exactly a performance enhancer.

      • micah stephenson

        Lol. It enhances my performance on Xbox One. Lol

        • sidibeke

          LOL!

        • Stan Colbert

          It explains some of your posts, as well. lol

      • berttheclock

        Ben suggested it might be for weed. However, Watkins has had problems making weight limits for NFL training camps after leaving college. Perhaps, he used something to help him lose weight. It has happened before. The NFL’s substance abuse policy covers several different drugs and many players have complained the rules are far from being consistent and reasonable.

    • tm1946

      What the heck, bert pot does not hurt any one, kids in Colo smoke it in school rest rooms, Of course no one in Colo or Wash. law enforcement can determine at what level impairment happen or how long it stays in the system. But enough of that, only care about the Chiefs, apparently this player cares a little less. Might be time for Dorsey to save some cash on a guy who in not all that concerned with being here for football purposes.

  • e_racer

    I am not getting into an argument over legalization or whether the league should enforce… Watkins has failed to impress, and I consider this just another reason why I doubt his commitment to the team. I didn’t expect him to make the squad before this happened. So, nothing has changed for me.

  • T.Hagen

    Way to go numbnut.

  • micah stephenson

    Watkins you big dummy. That might have cost you your career.

  • Kevin Smith

    If we’ve got the guard position locked up so tight now that the worst thing that comes of this is this kid cuts cut for it I’m Ok with that. Bad choice dude lol.