Found September 09, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Earlier this offseason, there was some speculation that Joe Haden would be suspended for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. That speculation was confirmed this week, after the NFL retested the sample, but Haden has appealed the suspension and will be allowed to play until the appeal is over, which sometimes can take months. He’ll be in uniform and shadow DeSean Jackson against the Eagles this week. If Haden were to miss any time, it would be a huge blow to a team with so little talent. Haden has been one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL over the last 2 seasons and was a major Pro Bowl snub in 2011. He’s really been the only bright spot on an overall disappointing Browns team.  He’s allowed just 83 completions on 162 attempts (51.2%) for 1165 yards (7.2 YPA), 5 touchdowns and 6 interceptions, while deflecting 28 passes and committing 12 penalties in the last 2 seasons.

Plans changed: Browns will not recognize Modell

The Browns have honored the request of Art Modell's family and decided not to recognize his death prior to Sunday's season opener against the Eagles. Browns president Mike Holmgren talked with Modell's son David, who asked on behalf of the family that nothing be done in Cleveland. The team's original decision to "appropriately" recognize Modell's death...

NFL News: Browns’ Haden Officially Suspended Four Games

From the league: “Joe Haden of the Cleveland Browns has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. Haden’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Browns’ active roster on Monday, October 8 following the team’s October 7 game against the New York Giants.” Apparently, his recent...

Browns' Haden suspended four games

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances. Haden's suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Browns' active roster on Monday, Oct. 8. Haden played in Sunday's season opener against Philadelphia. He had an interception and six tackles...

Joe Haden Suspended 4 Games for Violating NFL Drug Policy

As reported by The Cleveland Plain Dealer, cornerback Joe Haden of the Cleveland Browns was suspended today after losing his appeal by the NFl for the next 4 weeks for violating the NFLs’ drug policy. The NFL does not reveal what drug the player tested positive for, but as first reported by August 8th rumor had it that Haden was snagged for Adderall. Common...

Weeden caught under flag during pregame

So far, this is our favorite moment of NFL opening Sunday. Watch Browns rookie QB Brandon Weeden – making his first pro start, and clearly still adjusting to the NFL stage – get caught under the American flag during today’s Browns-Eagles pre-game ceremonies: (via As SBNation points out, Weeden is clearly a patriot, and has draped himself in the stars and...

Browns' Haden suspended 4 games for substance abuse violation

Cleveland Browns starting cornerback Joe Haden has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, the team and league announced Monday. Haden tested positive in the offseason for the stimulant Adderall, according to The NFL issued a statement, which read: "Joe Haden of the Cleveland Browns has been suspended without pay...

Noted America Enthusiast Brandon Weeden Gets Trapped Under American Flag Before Game (Video)

Brandon Weeden will always remember his first career NFL start, but not for good reasons. The 28-year-old rookie quarterback had a rough debut for the Browns, completing a little more than a third of his passes in a Cleveland loss to the Eagles. Weeden completed just 12 of 35 passes for 118 yards with a whopping four interceptions in the 19-16 defeat. If Weeden had been even just...

Browns' CB Haden suspended 4 games

Swiftly and simply, the Browns fortunes the next four weeks have been altered. The NFL announced in a statement late Monday afternoon that cornerback Joe Haden has been suspended for four games "for violating the NFL Policy on performance enhancing substances." Haden's ongoing saga had lasted for a month, as ESPN-Cleveland's Will Burge reported in early August...

Trent Richardson trucks Kurt Coleman, sends helmet flying

In Sunday's Eagles-Browns game, Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson absolutely demolished Eagles safety Kurt Coleman. Richardson lowered his head and smashed it directly into Coleman's head, sending the defensive back's helmet flying as Richardson picked up nine yards on the play. He'd be stopped behind the line on the next play, and the Browns would...

Eagles 17, Browns 16

CLEVELAND -- Michael Vick threw four interceptions Sunday, but it was his touchdown pass in the final minute of the game that saved the Eagles from a Week 1 upset at the hands of the Browns. Vick capped a 91-yard, 16-play drive with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Clay Harbor with 1:18 left to rally the Eagles past the Browns, 17-16. The Browns have lost 13 of 14 season openers since...

Browns-Eagles preview

“They’re schemed to rush the passer,” Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said. “You just look at the way they’re lined up, wide-nine techniques, they crowd the ball and they get after you.
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