Antonio Gates said he's unsure what triggered failed test, resulted in increased testosterone. "I was in shock." Thought appeal would win.
Sporting News "Chargers tight end Antonio Gates said he never “knowingly” ingested the performance-enhancing drugs that landed him a four-game suspension from the NFL, and his quarterback, Phillip Rivers, supported him on local radio. But Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe isn’t quite as convinced. “It..." July 07
Pro Football Talk "Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers believes Antonio Gates when he says that his four-game suspension was the result of accidentally taking a banned substance. Rivers says that although he can’t be positive that Gates wouldn’t cheat by taking performance-enhancing drugs, he thinks he knows Gates..." July 07
ESPN "San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. In a statement, Gates said he did not knowingly take a banned substance, but acknowledged he did take supplements this offseason and..." July 02
San Diego Union-Tribune "Antonio Gates ran a pivot route, as he has, and Philip Rivers tossed him a pass, as he does, the sequence to start a seven-on-seven drill Tuesday a reminder water is indeed still wet, the June sky over Murphy Canyon blue. The Chargers had seen enough. They pulled him to keep fresh, as they..." June 17
NFL.com "Prior to the 2014 season, the world looked at the San Diego Chargers' tight end group and declared that an aging Antonio Gates would give way to a younger, athletic Ladarius Green. Per usual, the world was wrong. Instead of stepping aside, Gates caught touchdowns. The tight end, who turns 35..." April 16
Antonio Gates needs 29 receiving yards to break Hall-of-Famer Lance Alworth’s Chargers' franchise record for most career receiving yards.
San Diego Union-Tribune "This offseason was both difficult and deeply personal for Antonio Gates. While the trying period isn't over, he is now back with the team. The Chargers tight end reported to training camp Wednesday. Excused from spring workouts in light of family circumstances, he'll have the chance to..." July 24
San Diego Union-Tribune "Antonio Gates missed five of 72 offensive snaps Sunday. The way his hamstring felt, it could have been more. The Chargers tight end was back on the field Friday, present at an all-important practice after missing the previous two days. He was a full participant and is listed as probable to..." November 30
San Diego Union-Tribune "Antonio Gates is gluten-free and ticked off. The greats have to keep finding new things to stoke the greatness and so Gates grips his incentive in arms forged of a new resolve. “It’s the motivation man” he said when asked what the deal was with his chiseled physique. “… Just hearing people..." August 05