Mike Neal plans on proving his critics wrong this season. And he believes he'll be playing on opening day.
The Green Bay Packers defensive end intends to appeal once again the four-game suspension he received from the NFL on March 13 for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Neal, whose first two NFL seasons have been derailed by injury and ineffective play, confirmed Tuesday that he tested positive for the prescription drug Adderall, a brand name amphetamine used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. Neal claims he was prescribed the drug by his doctor but failed to notify the team and didn't know it was on the NFL's banned substance list.
Neal said he's "already appealed it once and the NFL didn't give me a fair chance."