Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington was suspended for the 2014 season for a repeat violation of the National Football League’s substance abuse policy, a blow to a defense that ranked sixth among 32 teams last season in yards allowed and was No. 1 against the run.
I hate needles. Which is why I look away while a lab technician inserts one into my arm and draws four vials of blood. I’m not sick or injured. I’m not getting pricked on doctor’s orders. I’m taking an $800 elective blood test that will determine whether I have food allergies that could be compromising my physical fitness and overall good health.
Cain Velasquez, a tattooed mixed martial arts fighter, slams his elbow into the face of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, opening an inch-long gash on the bridge of the 264-pound Brazilian’s nose. Blood sprays onto the Bud Light logo in the middle of the canvas mat.