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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.


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

8 Responses to “New York Giants’ Andre Brown Has Four-Game Suspension Lifted Following Appeal”

  1.  Dirt says:

    Getting all the important pieces back on the field just at the right time!

  2.  GOAT56 says:

    This is nice. Wow the NFL must have really been wrong they never completely reverse suspensions. Now we have real competition at RB. It’s Bradshaw, Wilson then 2 more yet TBD RBs. Ware and Brown are probably fighting for a spot because we need a vet that knows how to protect Eli besides Bradshaw.

  3.  Luv2Salsa says:

    Sorry Norm, but now he’s got a shot at holding down the fort until Wilson is ready. If I may be so bold, the RB’s will be Bradshaw, (Brown or Ware but NOT BOTH) Wilson and Scott, with Martinek going to the practice squad. Flame away, 3.3 vs. 3.7 and an entire camp notwithstanding.

  4.  kujo says:


    Giants RBs coach Jerald Ingram compared Andre Brown to Derrick Ward: “The thing that has held Andre back is just learning the offense. He’s big, he’s fluid, he’s strong. We drafted him so that he could catch the ball out of the backfield. He really is gifted. Athletically, he might be as good as anybody out there. But … has he matured to that level of being an every down back? We took him thinking he had that ability to be a solid every down type of back, like we had in a Derrick Ward.” #NYG

  5.  jfunk says:

    Good for Brown. At least now what is likely his last shot will be on an even playing field. He’s three years removed from his injury and has had plenty of time to learn how to be a pro. If he can’t get it done now, it’s never gonna happen.

  6.  fanfor55years says:

    So…it sounds like it’s quite possible that what I thought I saw in Brown at NC State is for real and that his problem is that a guy with attention-deficit issues in the trying to learn the Giants’ offense is going to require time and reps to pick it up and the Achilles injury really set him back.

    Could be very interesting. If I may be so bold, I am going to say that he, Ware and Scott are fighting for two positions. I’m not giving Scott a free pass. He has not shown anything in a real game yet so I don’t think he is owed the benefit of the doubt any more than is Brown. I have ALWAYS contended that Brown looks like the kind of guy who could be a #1 back and carry a big load. He wouldn’t be a star, but he could be a poor man’s version of Rodney Hampton, and that would be a huge help to this team.

  7.  kujo says:


  8.  TuckThis says:

    Breaking News! Osi and Giants agree to restructured contract. Terms not disclosed.
    Says Osi…”I’m all in!”

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