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New York Giants’ Andre Brown Suspended Four Games by NFL

March 30th, 2012 at 5:38 PM
By Dan Benton

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.


Tags: Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL

5 Responses to “New York Giants’ Andre Brown Suspended Four Games by NFL”

  1.  Chad Eldred says:

    He undoubtedly got into some of that cold medicine from Jimmy Kennedy’s locker.

  2.  norm says:

    If he was relying on the juice last preseason when he averaged a sparkling 3.2 yards per carry, then he REALLY has a problem.

    If that’s the best he can manage when he’s geeked to the gills on PEDs, then I’d hate to see the depths of mediocrity he will sink to once clean.

    Whatever the case, I suspect it’s now his problem and not the Giants’. I just can’t see them keeping him around after this

    •  Luv2Salsa says:

      The sad part is that probably makes the #2 spot DJ Ware’s to loose. I still have doubts about Scott’s lateral movement, and I don’t think a rookie will be up to speed in this offense as early as opening day.

  3.  Samardzija says:

    Cant believe there are still some athletes dumb enough to get caught.. Smh

  4.  Krow says:

    At least one RB will be drafted … possibly two. If not then a UDFA will be added.

    Summer camp will be a casting call. And Andre Brown is history. Way to blow your last chance … moron.

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