Giants lineman Eric Herman suspended four games for PEDs


The Giants were in the process of rebuilding an offensive line anyway, and now they have one fewer piece.

The league announced that offensive lineman Eric Herman was suspended four games for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy.

In the team-issued statement, this sounds a lot like another Adderall excuse.

“The NFL requires a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for permission to take certain medications,” Herman said. “I have a TUE for one medication, but not another stimulant that treats the same condition. Unfortunately, a stimulant for which I don’t have a TUE was in my body, and the rules are very strict, so I am taking responsibility and I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches and the club. This won’t happen again, and I will spend the four weeks working hard to be ready to return to work.”

Last year’s seventh-round pick from Ohio, Herman spent most of last year on the practice squad.

He’ll still be able to practice and play in the preseason, but will be ineligible for the first four games of the regular season.