May 13 2012; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Gerell Robinson (10) prepares to catch a pass during mini camp at Broncos headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
After posting a 77-catch, 1,397-yard season as a senior in 2011, there was hope that Gerell Robinson would find himself among the ranks of those selected in April's NFL Draft.
That didn't happen, but he found his way into the Denver Broncos training camp as an undrafted free agent, but was among the team's final cuts. His NFL journey then took him home to the Valley, when he was signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad.
However, his professional hopes took a hit today, when the NFL suspended the 6-foot-2, 227-pound wide receiver for four games. The news was first tweeted by Howard Balzer.
Source says NFL suspends Arizona WR Gerell Robinson (on practice squad) four games.— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) September 21, 2012
It was later revealed that the suspension arose from Robinson's use of performance enhancing drugs.
Gerell Robinson suspension is indeed 4 games, for violating performance enhancing substance— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) September 21, 2012
The Cardinals will be able to replace him on the practice squad during this suspension, and there is no word on whether an appeal will be filed.