Robert Mathis's agent is not about to let his client's four-game suspension pass without a fight—and the NFL appears willing to engage him. The agent, Hadley Englehard, and the NFL have waged an unusually public war of words for Mathis's violation of the league's drug policy for what he claims was a prescribed fertility treatment.
The Colts linebackers' suspension was announced late on Friday, but if the league released the news then hoping it would go away, it's out of luck. Mathis offered a novel explanation for his failed drug test: He had been taking the fertility drug Clomid in an attempt to have another child. (Mrs. Mathis is now pregnant, so congrats.)