Patriots WR Julian Edelman suspension appeal to be heard Monday

New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman will appeal his four-game suspension on Monday, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano.

Edelman reportedly tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. News of his suspension was leaked on June 7, the final day of Patriots' minicamp.

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According to the rest of the story, Edelman and his team plan to launch a "vigorous defense" that will center on two key points. The substance for which Edelman tested positive reportedly wasn't recognized by the league's drug testers (a test is presumptively positive if a player's testosterone to epitestosterone ratio is greater than 4-to-1, according to the league's policy on PEDs). Edelman's defense also plans to highlight the league's apparent mishandling of "documentation and delivery" of the test results.

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