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.
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.
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.
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