Washington Redskins cornerback Cedric Griffin has been suspended four games without pay by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. The suspension will begin immediately.
Griffin's suspension is yet another blow to an already-depleted secondary; safety Brandon Meriweather is out for the season with an ACL tear, while safety Tanard Jackson was suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Griffin is the sixth Redskin to be suspended in the last three years, joining the aforementioned Jackson, Fred Davis, Trent Williams, Phillip Buchanon and Albert Haynesworth.
Griffin is eligible to return Dec. 31, which means that Washington will have to qualify for the postseason in order for him to return this season.
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