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Raiders receiver suspended four games


As the regular season approaches, more appeals or more suspensions will become finalized.  For the players who lose their appeals, their suspensions will then be announced.

The latest player to be officially suspended is Raiders receiver Andre Holmes, according to Jerry McDonald of Bay Area News Group.   Holmes violated the substance-abuse policy.

The Raiders claimed Holmes on waivers in May, after he was released by the Cowboys.  Undrafted in 2011, Holmes was active for seven games last year, catching two passes for 12 yards.

A suspension arises under the substance-abuse policy only after multiple violations.  Typically, at least three violations must occur before a player is suspended four games.  Violations include positive tests, missed tests, dilute samples, or other behavior deemed to be a violation of the policy.

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16 Responses to “Raiders receiver suspended four games”
  1. raidadon says: Jul 27, 2013 6:24 PM

    Cut em! No tolerance fer cheaters!

  2. floratiotime says: Jul 27, 2013 6:26 PM

    Seattle fanboys in 3 … 2 …

  3. goraidersgospurs says: Jul 27, 2013 6:31 PM

    thank god it was not Moore or Ford!!!

  4. MichaelWrites says: Jul 27, 2013 6:34 PM

    Isn’t four games the same length of time a team can keep Randy Moss engaged in a given year?

  5. socalraider909 says: Jul 27, 2013 6:36 PM

    I had a feeling he wasn’t going to make the team

  6. rundmc81 says: Jul 27, 2013 6:43 PM

    Yo Holmes, see ya later

  7. 4grammarpolice says: Jul 27, 2013 6:44 PM

    Whew! I thought it might be somebody important.

  8. dirtybird28 says: Jul 27, 2013 7:46 PM

    He actually looked somewhat promising while in Dallas. Maybe we now know why he was cut in the first place.

  9. mullman76 says: Jul 27, 2013 7:50 PM

    That one made me sweat.

    Stoked it’s only camp fodder.

    Moving on…

  10. slick50ks says: Jul 27, 2013 8:09 PM

    Born raider.

  11. nativeraider says: Jul 27, 2013 8:32 PM

    I was hoping it wasn’t Streater or Criner.

  12. bcajun says: Jul 27, 2013 8:43 PM

    Cowboys then oakland?? No wonder he fits right in…next stop seattle

  13. lostsok says: Jul 27, 2013 9:16 PM

    Stupid move when you’re already a marginal player.

  14. raider8er says: Jul 27, 2013 9:51 PM

    Why is it whenever a Raider gets busted fans forget about the Aaron Hernandez’s of the league?

  15. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 28, 2013 10:01 AM

    I’ve noticed the Raiders have been going after former Cowboy players. All I can say is good luck with that.

  16. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jul 28, 2013 6:24 PM

    Once a Cowboy always a Cowboy.

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