49ers WR/KR Victor Bolden Jr. said he “unknowingly” took a banned substance, which led to his violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
“Unknowingly, I used a supplement that was on the NFL’s banned substance list,” Bolden said, via Matt Maiocco.
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The San Francisco 49ers announced that WR/KR Victor Bolden Jr. has been suspended the first four games of the 2018 season for violating the league performance-enhancing drug policy.
WR Victor Bolden Jr. has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 regular season.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) June 1, 2018
Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group mentioned that Bolden Jr. was facing an “uphill battle” on making the active roster after the team drafted second-round WR Dante Pettis, so this could lead to Bolden’s final days with the 49ers.
Bolden, 23, signed on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon State back in May of last year. He is entering the second year of a three-year, $1.66 million contract and is set to earn a base salary of $555,000 this season.
In 2017, Bolden appeared in nine games and recorded 396 kickoff return yards, 23 punt return yards and no receptions.