Dec 3, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins defensive back Cedric Griffin (20) breaks up a pass intended for New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) during the first half of the game at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Mills/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Former Viking Cedric Griffin Suspended 4 Games For PEDs

After leaving the Vikings on a sour note, Cedric Griffin was in the midst of a small career revival this year in Washington. But now that’s been derailed. Adam Schefter reports that Griffin has been nailed by the NFL for violating their policy against performing enhancing drugs. He will be suspended for four games or in other words the remainder of the season.

No details yet on the nature of Griffin’s violation. But if form holds we’ll soon get a statement saying it was Adderall. It’s always Adderall these days. Of course there are conspiracy theorists who believe it isn’t really Adderall and players are just saying that to avoid getting stamped with the cheater label. Under current NFL rules, neither the league nor the player is required to reveal what exact substance led to the positive test. So the player can say anything. And the belief is that most players would rather say it’s Adderall than admit they used steroids or some other PED with more of a stigma attached.

We won’t speculate on what Griffin did. The point is, he’s out for the rest of the season. And it was a season in which he was performing decently for a playoff contender. Bad couple of years for Cedric Griffin, who once upon a time was a solid cornerback for the Vikings.

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