Golden Tate
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New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate may pursue legal action against the doctor who prescribed him a banned substance.

On Tuesday, the New York Giants and wide receiver Golden Tate were given the news that the NFL would be upholding his four-game suspension. The league initially suspended Tate in July for violating the league’s substance policy. Tate appealed, but that appeal was a failure.

A doctor originally prescribed Tate the fertility medication that includes clomiphene, the banned substance. The veteran wide receiver claims the same doctor has prescribed it to other NFL players. He now may end up pursuing legal action against him.

“I think ultimately just because the doctor had said, ‘No, it’s not a banned substance and I have prescribed it to other NFL guys.’ If the doctor said I’m not sure, I 100% would have looked into it. If the doctor had never said he had given it to any other NFL players, I 1000% would have looked into it,” Tate said, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN. “I have gone through the TUE process for a couple medicines and I completely understand it.”

Per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk, Tate said him and his camp “are kind of examining all of our options” as far as a potential lawsuit.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.