Reports: Broncos CB Bouye facing PED suspension
Denver Broncos Pro Bowl cornerback A.J. Bouye is facing a suspension for taking performance-enhancing drugs, KOA Radio first reported Tuesday.
Bouye’s case is related to the six-game suspensions doled out to the Houston Texans’ Will Fuller and Bradley Roby last week, per the reports. Fuller and Bouye were teammates in Houston during the 2016 season. KOA reports that Bouye also took a supplement that he was told was a permitted substance under NFL policy.
A six-game suspension would knock Bouye out of the rest of this season and the first two games of the 2021 season. He is signed for next year with a base salary of $13 million.
Bouye is in his first season in Denver (4-8) after getting traded by the Jacksonville Jaguars to the Broncos in the offseason.
Bouye has played in seven games (starting all) and has recorded 23 tackles and six passes defensed. The 29-year-old went down with a shoulder injury in the Broncos’ season-opener and went on injured reserve. He returned on Oct. 25 to start Denver’s Week 7 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
He has 14 career interceptions and made the Pro Bowl with the Jags in 2017. He was picked up by the Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2013.
With cornerback Bryce Callahan (foot) on IR, the Broncos could be without their two starting CBs this week — and beyond — against the Carolina Panthers. The Broncos are down to Michael Ojemudia, De’Vante Bausby, Duke Dawson and Kevin Toliver at the position.
–Field Level Media