Six NFL players were suspended for four games without pay for violating the league’s anti-doping policy. They used a diuretic that can be used as a masking agent for steroids. The suspended players were running back Deuce McAllister and defensive linemen Charles Grant and Will Smith of New Orleans; defensive linemen Kevin and Pat Williams of Minnesota; and long snapper Bryan Pittman of Houston.
Plaxico Burress, who caught the Super Bowl winning touchdown pass, accidentally shot himself in the leg in a Manhattan nightclub and is now facing two counts of illegal weapons possession. He has already been suspended for the rest of the season and could go to prison for 3 1/2 years.