Ryan Tucker suspended 4 games
Browns offensive lineman Ryan
Tucker has been suspended four games after testing positive for
NFL suspended the offensive lineman Ryan Tucker of the Cleveland
Browns for the first four games of the regular season. He was
found guilty of violating the League's substance abuse policy.
Tucker will be allowed to train with the
Browns and take part in the preseason, but once the regular
season begins, he will be placed on the reserve-suspended list
and will not be eligible to participate in any practices or
games until the punishment expires after the fourth game of the
team. The first game Ryan Tucker is allowed to take part of is
on October 1st against the Baltimore Ravens.
"I didn't intend to compromise the
integrity of the NFL, my team. I want to apologize to the fans,
my family. It's been a long road. I was pretty down and out last
year and my attempt to come back I took a banned substance. I'm
going to fulfil this punishment and get it behind me,"
Tucker said on Friday.
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Ryan Tucker missed part of last season with
what the team called a "mental disorder." He has been with the
Browns since 2002 when he jointed as a free agent. From 1997
until 2001 Tucker played with the St. Louis Rams.
Published on 08/03/2007