Taylor Lewan just announced that he has been suspended 4 games for testing positive for a banned supplement:
Thank you to everyone who sees this video and supports me. My family and I are so grateful to the Tennessee Titans organization and fans for your support. I will post the polygraph information next. #NoBadDays pic.twitter.com/lE9iEMmLxw— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) July 24, 2019
It sounds like a supplement that he was taking had a banned substance in it that was on the label.
Let’s talk about what this means for the Titans:
- We now know who the starting tackles will be to start the season. Dennis Kelly will start at left tackle and Jack Conklin will start at right tackle. All of the talk about the battle at right tackle between Conklin and Kelly will be put on hold for now.
- Lewan misses games against the Browns, Colts, Jaguars and Falcons. It is really tough that he will miss 2 games against AFC South opponents.
- Kevin Pamphile is now the swing tackle. He will still be in the mix to start at right guard, but he will be playing tackle if Kelly or Conklin get hurt.
According to a source, Lewan went to the independent anti-doping laboratory AEGIS Sciences Corporation in Nashville on Wednesday July 10th to show proof of supplements he was taking. The left tackle brought in a total of 27 supplements when he was only supposed to have 23 registered supplements.
From Adam Schefter:
Source: Taylor Lewan's 'A" sample tested positive this summer, but the results on his "B' sample have not yet come back from lab. If the B sample matches the A, he would be facing a four-game suspension. But test results still pending.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 24, 2019
I recorded a quick podcast with my reaction to the Taylor Lewan suspension news.