The story: Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is denying that his four-game suspension for breaking the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs was a result of his taking MDMA, which is also known as Ecstasy or Molly.
The reaction: ESPN's Jeff Legwold on what it means for Denver's season:
What it means for Denver: For the second time in less than a week, the Broncos have a starter facing league discipline to open the season. The Broncos had planned for Welker's absence.
Did you know? The Broncos averaged 30.3 points, 336.0 passing yards and 6.5 yards per play in the three games Welker missed last season. Each of those ranked best in the NFL.
They said it: Mike Klis of the Denver Post
No Jim Irsay, Matt Prater, Wes Welker. Let's call the Broncos-Colts Sunday night game: The Suspension Bowl.
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) September 3, 2014