New York Giants running back Andre Brown may have a ring, but he's also got a problem … a serious one. He's been suspended four games without pay by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Despite the positive test, Brown will not have to begin serving his suspension until the start of the 2012-2013 season. In other words, he will be allowed to access team facilities, participate in Organized Team Activities (OTA's), mini-camp and training camp.
Brown becomes the second Giants player suspended for Performance Enhancing Drugs in the last six months, joining defensive end Jimmy Kennedy who was suspended in early October. Kennedy later denied taking PED's, claiming he received a false positive for taking cold medicine.
The substance Brown allegedly took that resulted in the failed test remains unknown.
If Brown makes the Giants out of game, this suspension will cost him $109,411.76.
With Brandon Jacobs now with the San Francisco 49ers and Brown serving a four-game suspension, Big Blue is in dire need of another running back.
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