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Giants’ Andre Brown suspended four games by NFL

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The NFL announced Friday that Giants running back Andre Brown has been suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Brown spent the 2011 season on the practice squad. He was a fourth-round pick of the team in 2009, but spent his rookie year on injured reserve and got cut during training camp the next year. He spent time with the Panthers, Colts, Broncos and Redskins in 2010 before rejoining the Giants. He’s played in four games and picked up two carries with the Broncos.

With the Giants unsettled at running back behind Ahmad Bradshaw, Brown was thought to have a chance at earning a roster spot this summer. While he can still take part in offseason workouts, training camp and preseason games, this probably won’t help his cause on that front as the Giants will likely be adding other backfield possibilities who will be available for all 16 games.

Right now, they have Da’Rel Scott and D.J. Ware behind Bradshaw. It would be surprising if there wasn’t a name or two added to that mix via free agency and/or the draft.

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26 Responses to “Giants’ Andre Brown suspended four games by NFL”
  1. amaf21 says: Mar 30, 2012 6:02 PM

    Mara you and your organization are all class. Neither you nor your fans even remotely deserve Coach Coughlin.

  2. benh999 says: Mar 30, 2012 6:02 PM

    Either his “sample” was mishandled or he accidentally took someone else’s medication, right?

  3. mark0226 says: Mar 30, 2012 6:08 PM

    I wonder if he will accept responsibility for his actions or appeal?

  4. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 30, 2012 6:16 PM

    One less tree in that forest with no one around.

  5. sterilizecromartie says: Mar 30, 2012 6:20 PM

    Well, better put an asterisk next to the Giants SB.

  6. jg725 says: Mar 30, 2012 6:24 PM

    sterilizecromartie says:Mar 30, 2012 6:20 PM

    “Well, better put an asterisk next to the Giants SB.”

    Good call moron – this guy has ver seen the field in a giants uniform

  7. jdandcoke says: Mar 30, 2012 6:46 PM

    sterilizecromartie says:Mar 30, 2012 6:20 PM

    Well, better put an asterisk next to the Giants SB.

    im assuming sarcasm…if so, funny.

    in all seriousness, brown was probably a longshot to make the team to begin with…even after jacobs signed with the niners. id say his chances just went from about 20% down to 10%. bradshaw, ware, 3rd-5th round draft pick, scott, and some journeyman FA will comprise the giants rb’s next year.

  8. buddybowl69 says: Mar 30, 2012 7:01 PM

    jg725 says:
    Mar 30, 2012 6:24 PM

    Good call moron – this guy has ver seen the field in a giants uniform
    ——————————————————-

    Typical NJ Giants fan; never show a classroom where spelling or punctuation was required.

  9. zaggs says: Mar 30, 2012 7:11 PM

    Is it punishment enough to announce that member of the practice squad not only took performance enhancing drugs, but STILL couldn’t get off the practice squad?

  10. 69firebird says: Mar 30, 2012 7:31 PM

    Sound like the bungals will be picking him up

  11. vikescry1 says: Mar 30, 2012 7:38 PM

    well it looks like any team can have a failed drug test or 2? these guys just don’t get it???q

  12. east96st says: Mar 30, 2012 7:44 PM

    “Typical NJ Giants fan; never show a classroom where spelling or punctuation was required.”

    “Never show a classroom”? What was he supposed to show the classroom? The Eagles empty trophy case?

  13. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Mar 30, 2012 7:44 PM

    is this the best you can do as far as dirt on the g-men?

  14. dhillca says: Mar 30, 2012 7:52 PM

    Al the giants are on ‘roids, he was just caught.

    Asterisk superbowls

    Signed, pats fan

  15. axespray says: Mar 30, 2012 7:57 PM

    why would you juice up when you’re on the practice squad? Taking performance enhancers to sit on the bench?

  16. nflfan555 says: Mar 30, 2012 7:58 PM

    Another cheating Giants player….

  17. bittersmuggs says: Mar 30, 2012 8:05 PM

    He still has more rings than Tiki Barber

  18. 13fitzj says: Mar 30, 2012 8:41 PM

    Speaking of Tiki, this sets up his triumphant, flabbergasting return to the Giants…

  19. rcb0424 says: Mar 30, 2012 8:57 PM

    Dhillca says:
    Mar 30, 2012 7:52 PM
    Al the giants are on ‘roids, he was just caught.

    Asterisk superbowls

    Signed, pats fan
    ————————-
    Allow me to correct this
    ————————-

    All the Redsox in ’04 were on ‘roids, papi and manny were just caught.

    Asterisk world series

    Signed, Yankees/giants fan

  20. bigbluefan1 says: Mar 30, 2012 9:16 PM

    And add to his four games the Giants will cut him
    This guy must really be bad if he is taking the juice and still not making the team.

    Another player the 49ers can pick up off the Giants scrap heap

  21. mhohmann says: Mar 30, 2012 9:18 PM

    Ridulous article. A practive squad player and people are making comments? Not like there was a bounty or spying situation.

  22. numba1recx19 says: Mar 30, 2012 9:29 PM

    This guy has had tons of injuries, he never watched a nfl game til he played in one. Never has had a full chance to become a feature back, he can. Unfortunately he was caught taking what everyone else in the nfl has at some point. Probably his first time too. Too bad, only 4 games though,

  23. bigbluewreckincrew says: Mar 30, 2012 9:39 PM

    Hopefully Reese grabs a back – I doubt he’d take one early though. Very conservative in the way they do things so I don’t see a j Stewart trade – I could see a Ryan grant type FA though. Best part about these comment boards though is reading the bitterness of pats, eagirls, deadskins, and cowgirl fans – bein the champs sure is grand.

  24. jackm79 says: Mar 30, 2012 9:41 PM

    It doesn’t matter because……

    He’s gotta ring, I got one too, he’s got one too, I got one too, he’s got one to, I got one too, he’s got one too, he’s got one too, he’s got one too…..

  25. boswivel says: Mar 30, 2012 10:28 PM

    Buh bye, whatever your name was. Well played sir!

  26. n0hopeleft says: Apr 2, 2012 12:13 PM

    Dude didnt take one snap for the Giants, and we deserve to be called cheaters?!

    KEEP CRYING HATERS. Bunch of babies.

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