NBC Sports: Welker Suspended After Taking Molly at Kentucky Derby

According to Pro Football Talk, Broncos receiver tested positive for a banned substance and will miss 4 games

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    Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker, long a problem for the Jets, is the Giants' problem this week.

    Former New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, currently of the Denver Broncos, has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL's performance enhancing drug policy, according to NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk.

    A source told Pro Football Talk that Welker took MDMA, better known as "molly," which had been cut with amphetamines, at the Kentucky Derby.

    MDMA is banned under the league's substance abuse policy, while amphetamines are banned under the PED policy.

    Welker was an extremely important figure in the Patriots' offense for six seasons. As Tom Brady's target, he caught 672 balls for 7,459 yards and 37 touchdowns in 94 regular season games between 2007 and 2012.

    After leaving New England and signing with the Denver Broncos, Welker became a target for Brady's longtime rival, Peyton Manning. He appeared in 13 regular season games with the Broncos, making 73 catches for 778 yards and 10 touchdowns.

    The suspension comes shortly after the slot receiver suffered his third concussion in 10 months, leading many to question whether he should retire.