Giants new wide out Golden Tate is facing a 4-game suspension for taking a substance he stated he was taking for fertility motives.

The receiver mentioned he will appeal the 4-game suspension, but right now Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.Television reports that it is probably not going to go Tate’s way in terms of the appeal, and he will have to serve the suspension.

The 30-year-old Tate may perhaps be attractive the 4-game suspension he got for violating the NFL’s policy on overall performance-enhancing drugs, but “there’s nearly no way” his appeal will be productive, according to an NFL supply. A number of other sources agreed, saying the NFL’s policy is “unforgiving” and “rigid.”

The ideal Tate could hope for, the sources agreed, is that the suspension gets lowered from 4 games to 3 or, even much less probably, two. But not everybody agreed that a reduction was even a possibility.

“Everybody has an excuse and they all assume it is excellent,” a single supply mentioned. “But it under no circumstances matters.”

Tate failed a drug test back in April, about a month soon after signing a 4-year, $37.five million deal with the Giants. When his impending suspension was revealed final week, he released a statement saying he was prescribed a drug by a fertility organizing specialist, “and just days later I found it contained an ingredient that is on the league’s banned substance list.”