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NFL upholds Joe Haden suspension

5:06 PM, Sep 10, 2012   |    comments
David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
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CLEVELAND -- Joe Haden, beginning his third year with the Browns, has been suspended by the NFL for four games without pay for testing positive for a banned substance.

Haden's suspension will begin immediately. He will not only miss the next four games for the Browns but he will also not be allowed to be with the team or at the team's facility until October 8.  He will not be eligible for the Pro Bowl.

The suspension means Haden will lose $1.356 million in salary as a result.

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It is believed Haden tested positive for Adderall and was informed by the league during training camp. He appealed the ruling but the NFL has upheld the suspension.

Haden was the Browns top draft choice in 2010 out of the University of Florida. He recorded six interceptions in his rookie season. In the opening game on Sunday against the Eagles, Haden recorded six tackles and an interceiption against his childhood idol, Michael Vick.

Haden will be eligible to play for the Brown against the Bengals on October 14.

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