Is Mark Ingram's suspension reason for Saints panic in the Big Easy?

Is Mark Ingram's suspension reason for Saints panic in the Big Easy?

Ingram's appeal of his four-game PED suspension has already been heard and denied, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

In the Saints' first four contests of 2018, they will face two of the four teams Ingram struggled against in the final four games, the Tampa Bay Bucs and the Atlanta Falcons.

Mark Ingram's lawyer has issued a statement claiming that the substance found in Ingram's system that triggered a four game suspension for the New Orleans Saints running back is not, in fact, a banned substance.

In the earlier statement, Jones said the substance for which Ingram failed the drug test is "permissible with the proper use exemption", noting it was neither performance enhancing nor illegal.

A TUE can be granted by the independent administrator of the NFL Policy for Anabolic Steroids and Related Substances and/or the medical advisor for the Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse after review.

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Ingram has one more year on his contract, with a base salary of $4 million.

Perhaps Ingram can have a similar outcome, but the National Football League won't budge without significant evidence to the contrary.

If the suspension stands, Ingram will be eligible to return to the Saints' active roster on October 1.

Ingram posted a career-best 1,540 yards from scrimmage last season, also scoring a personal-high 12 touchdowns.

Here is the statement from Jones in its entirety. "Upon having the opportunity to review the arbitrator's opinion, we will explore what future options are needed".

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