Buccaneers WR Boston tested positive for banned substance, future cloudy?

David BostonAny NFL future that Buccaneers wide receiver David Boston hoped to hold on to appears to be slipping through his fingers. Stephen Thompson of the Tampa Tribune reports that Boston, after toxicology reports were performed, had the drug GHB, or what is commonly known as “liquid Ecstasy”, in his bloodstream. Bruce Bartlett, chief assistant district attorney at the Pinells-Pasco State Attorney’s office, told the Tribune that, “We’re told by the experts that that is a level that would make you impaired.”

Alll of this began when Boston was found asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle. He subsequently failed a field sobriety test, yet there was no alcohol in his system. Then that was followed by the toxicology test which produced the GHB result. As with any NFL athlete, Boston will face immediate scrutiny by the league since GHB in his system may be a considered a breach of the league’s substance-abuse policy. Depending on the final outcome of this case, Boston will be subject to some form of discipline under the league’s “personal conduct policy”.


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