The hits keep coming for the Giants secondary.
A day after they realized they’d likely lose cornerback Terrell Thomas with yet another ACL injury, the G-Men took another hit.
Safety Tyler Sash has been suspended the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs, according to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Such as suspension would allow Sash the chance to practice and play in the preseason, but would knock him out the first four games of the regular season without pay.
The Giants were already thin at the position, and it could lead to a return of veteran safety Deon Grant, who was a free agent and hasn’t signed with anyone yet.
UPDATE 4:07 P.M. ET: Sash apparently tested positive for Adderall, according to a statement, via Garafolo.
“I took a prescription drug [Adderall] legally under a doctor’s care for an anxiety condition during the offseason in March of this year. The purpose was to help me with public speaking appearances,” Sash said in a statement. “I had no idea that this prescription drug was banned by NFL policy. Although I take full responsibility for this situation, I also want to state that I have never cheated or taken performance-enhancing drugs, and I frown on those who do.
“I am highly disappointed by the league’s decision in this matter, but I will continue to do my best on and off the field.”
According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Sash has already appealed and lost.