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New York Giants WR Brandon Collins Suspended 4 Games for Violating NFL Policy on Substance Abuse

June 24th, 2013 at 2:15 PM
By Doug Rush

New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Collins has been suspended by the league for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, reports Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

"Giants WR Brandon Collins has been suspended for the first 4 games of 2013 for violating NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse," he tweeted.

Colins was an undrafted rookie in 2012 that the Giants picked up last summer, but was assigned to their practice squad and didn't see the field last season. 

In the Giants OTA's and mini-camp, Collins was seeing first-team reps on offense with the absence of Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks.

The 24-year-old out of Southeastern Louisiana can still take part in practice and play in the preseason games for the team this summer. He is eligible to return on September 30th.

During Collins' four-game suspension, he will not be paid for the time missed because of the policy violation. This is not the first time Collins has been in trouble with the law, as Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News points out that he was kicked out of his first college for trouble with the law.

"Giants WR Brandon Collins has a history of issues. Was kicked off U-Texas football team in 2010 after arrest on felony charges," he tweeted.

This latest incident for Collins will really hurt his chances of potentially making the final 53-man roster, as some experts considered him to be a dark horse candidate to make the team in 2013.

Photo Credit: Mike Gannon

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6 Responses to “New York Giants WR Brandon Collins Suspended 4 Games for Violating NFL Policy on Substance Abuse”

  1.  Dirt says:

    Five!!! It’s June 24th!

  2.  Dirt says:

    @RapSheet: Former #Packers LB Desmond Bishop has agreed to terms on a one-year deal to join the #Vikings, source confirms

    Cue Krow…

    •  GOAT56 says:

      They have a bigger hole in the middle and is more likely to start there.

      •  BigBlueGiant says:

        he would have started here as well. You think Herzlich would have won the job over him? LOL.

        •  GOAT56 says:

          I think he had a decent chance. You assume Bishop is the same player as he was 2 years ago, he was on IR last year. Also, he probably starts out as #3 and him moving up from 3 to the starter isn’t easy. The MLB is part QB of the defense so he has an advantage over Bishop.

  3.  Dan Higgins says:

    Very very intelligent… I say cut Brandon Collins ASAP…
    …. also would sign and trade Cruz… let him go to Jacksonville or Buffalo.
    …would let Perry fewell know he’s on the hot seat. he is a sorry excuse for a DC.

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