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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 ESPNCleveland.com August 8th rumor had it that Haden was snagged for Adderall.
Common uses for Adderall are for ADHD, for those not suffering from that illness can also be given a prescription to combat narcolepsy. Some have speculated that Haden was taking the medicine to stay up and party during the off season.
Haden could’ve applied for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) before using Adderall.
Haden will miss games against the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bill, Baltimore Ravens and reigning Super Bowl champs, New York Giants.
The Browns already missing key components to their defense could ill afford to lose Haden, linebacker D’qwell Jackson said as much when asked about it during training camp.
“It’s gonna be a major hit — major hit. That’s why we’ve got a lot of the young guys that have to step up.”
The Browns coming off an impressive performance against Mike Vick and the Eagles will have to find a way to capitalize on their play while missing arguably their best player on that side of the ball.
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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...
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...
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 espncleveland.com. The NFL issued a statement, which read: "Joe Haden of the Cleveland Browns has been suspended without pay...
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...
According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal, Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden has been suspended for the next four games. He’ll be eligible to return to the Browns on October 8th.
#Browns CB Joe Haden suspended without pay for 4 games for violating the #NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) September 10, 2012
The NFL informed the Cleveland Browns on Monday that cornerback Joe Haden will be suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.
Haden tested positive for the prescription drug Adderall during an offseason test.
Haden's suspension begins immediately.
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...
NFL cracks down on Browns cornerback Joe Haden. His suspension begins immediately.
BEREA With possibly both Browns starting cornerbacks out or not at 100 percent, defensive coordinator Dick Jauron and his staff will be scrambling to figure out how to slow A.J. Green and the Bengals offense down.
The Browns will certainly miss cornerback Joe Haden starting this week as he serves the first of his four-game suspension. Sheldon Brown, the starter at right corner might...
Rick and Craig are back at it again and no we still don’t have an opener. Sorry, I was too busy bringing a new child into the world. Excuse me. Get off my back, ok?
Anyway, Rick and I talked about the Browns and Buckeyes mostly. As soon as I get TD or Jon on we’ll get some Tribe in the action. Scott will make an appearance soon too, I’m thinking.
Joe Haden’s suspension
The Browns will certainly miss cornerback Joe Haden starting this week as he serves the first of his four-game suspension. Sheldon Brown, the starter at right corner might also miss some time in this week’s game after suffering a shoulder injury against the Eagles.