Report: Julian Edelman's positive PED test has nothing to do with Alex Guerrero

Jim Davis | The Boston Globe

After news broke yesterday that New England Patriots’ wide receiver Julian Edelman could be facing a four-game suspension for PED use, suspicions and theories started swirling.

At the center of those theories are Tom Brady, his body coach Alex Guerrero and their facility, TB12 Sports Therapy Center.

However, in a statement released yesterday, Guerrero asserted that he, Brady and the facility have nothing to do with this controversy.

I’ve known Julian since his rookie year and he is a phenomenal athlete who takes his training seriously—it’s disappointing to hear today’s news. Elite athletes sometimes work with multiple coaches and health professionals as part of their off-season training.

Here at our facility, we take a natural, holistic, appropriate and, above all, legal approach to training and recovery for all of our clients. And anyone who would suggest otherwise is irresponsible, and just plain wrong.

According to Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston, Edelman was more into training at TB12 last year. He still stops by, but not on as many occasions.

But that doesn’t stop the backlash from happening. Brady’s continuation of success, even at the age of 40, and the methods he and Guerrero use to train, have some fans in favor of their program and some completely against it.

The questioning skeptics of their program are why TB12 and Guerrero are caught up this controversy.

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