NFL suspends Giants RB Brown 4 games for PEDs wire reports

NEW YORK -- The NFL has suspended New York Giants running back Andre Brown for the first four games of the 2012 season for violating the league policy on performance enhancing substances.

The NFL announced the suspension without pay Friday. Brown is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

Brown was on the Giants' practice squad last season and did not play. He was originally drafted by New York in 2008 in the fourth round out of North Carolina State.

He is perhaps best known for the "I got a ring" chant he did on the Giants' team plane back from their Super Bowl victory in February. A teammate filmed Brown's performance and the video went viral. He reprised that performance at the Giants' Super Bowl parade and celebration.

In 2010, Brown was with Carolina, Denver, Indianapolis and Washington, but was active for only four games.

The Giants signed him to the practice squad before the 2011 season.

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