Steelers’ Marcus Gilbert suspended four games

Posted on Nov 20 2017 - 4:59pm by Rachael McKriger
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been dealt another suspension due to performing enhancement drugs.

This time, the recipient is offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert.

The announcement was made on Monday afternoon. Gilbert has featured in five games this season, starting all five after recovering from a hamstring injury.

He has had no history of suspension for PED use in the past.

Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert released a statement through the Steelers on Gilbert’s suspension.

“We are disappointed that Marcus Gilbert has been suspended four games for using performance-enhancing substances. He will not appeal the NFL’s decision,” Colbert said. “The suspension is effective immediately, and he will not be permitted in the building until after the suspension has concluded following our game on Dec. 17.”

According to the NFL, the suspension begins “immediately.”

Gilbert will be able to return to the Steelers and their facilities on December 18.

He will miss key games against the Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots.

On the Steelers’ depth chart, Chris Hubbard is listed as Gilbert’s back up.

Hubbard has been with the Steelers since 2014. Since then, he has featured in 33 games, starting 10, for the Steelers.

The Steelers will face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday Night Football.

Photo of Marcus Gilbert and Ben Roethlisberger courtesy of Jared Wickerham/Getty Images.

 

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