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Broncos' Brown suspended for violating NFL drug policy
Posted: Friday October 29, 1999 10:02 PM
DENVER (AP) -- Denver Broncos defensive end Cyron Brown was suspended by the NFL on Friday for the next four regular season games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Brown, who joined the Broncos as a rookie free agent last year, will be eligible to return to the active roster on Nov. 23, the day after the game against the Oakland Raiders.
Broncos spokesman Jim Saccomano said he did not know what Brown did to violate the policy. Brown is the first Bronco to violate the policy, he said.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello would not comment on why Brown was suspended. The information is confidential under the players' union contract, he said.
NFL players are required to undergo random drug testing and a suspension usually means a player has failed three drug tests.
Some players have been suspended after two failed drug tests if they had substance abuse problems before joining the league.
A fourth violation of the policy results in a ban of at least one year.