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The NFL suspended St. Louis Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis for four games Wednesday for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, the team announced.
The rookie third-round pick out of Boise State will be suspended without pay for the final two games of this season and the first two of next season.
The suspension can be appealed. Pettis is still allowed to participate in practices, offseason activities and preseason games.
"Austin's situation is unfortunate," said head coach Steve Spagnuolo in a statement. "Obviously, we are disappointed and will miss him during this suspension. But the NFL's policies are very clear and we respect the League's decision in this matter."
Pettis, 23, did not play the first two games of the season, but has 27 receptions for 256 yards in the past 12 games as a reserve for the 2-12 Rams.
He was a first-team All-WAC selection in his final two seasons at Boise State, finishing first in school history in receptions (229) and receiving touchdowns (39).
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The NFL has suspended rookie WR Austin Pettis for the next four games for testing positive for a performance enhancing drug. Pettis played in 12 games (3 starts) for the Rams this year and he caught 27 passes for 256 yards (9.5 avg). He also returned 15 punts for 139 yards (9.3 avg) and he returned 3 kickoffs for 62 yards (20.7 avg) this year. This is a disappointing end to...
St. Louis Rams rookie wide receiver Austin Pettis has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Pettis, a third-round pick out of Boise State, has made three starts and has 27 catches for 256 yards, a 9.5-yard average. He'll be eligible to return after the Rams' second game next season, and can participate in offseason...
St. Louis Rams rookie wide receiver Austin Pettis was suspended four games for violating the NFL's ban on performance-enhancing substances.
Pettis will sit out the final two games this season and the first two games of the 2012 season.
A third-round draft pick out of Boise State, Pettis has 27 receptions for 256 yards this season.
He will be eligible to participate in all...
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Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis has been suspended for four
games for violating NFL rules on performance-enhancing substances.
Pettis will miss the final two games of this season, and the first
St. Louis Rams rookie wide
receiver Austin Pettis has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL
policy on performance enhancing substances.
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