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New York Giants’ Andre Brown Has Four-Game Suspension Lifted Following Appeal

June 1st, 2012 at 1:51 PM
By Dan Benton

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He got a ring, got suspended and now he's just been freed. New York Giants running back Andre Brown has won his appeal with the NFL and had his four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy lifted.

"Suspension lifted !!!!!!!! Thank God," Brown tweeted.

Brown maintained that his suspension was the result of a clerical error, saying Adderall, something he has been on for quite some time, resulted in the false positive. He had forgotten to fill out the proper paperwork with the league, so when it showed up, he was promptly hit with a four-game ban.

Adderall, a relatively common drug, is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is often referred to as "steroids for the brain" but has none of the typical effects of other performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).

Brown will compete with David Wilson, D.J. Ware and Da'Rel Scott for a spot on the Giants' 53-man roster.

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