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NFL Suspends Steelers Tight End Weslye Saunders

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers tight end Weslye Saunders will be forced to sit out the first four games of 2012, as the NFL suspended the rookie four games for violating its policy on performance enhancing substances.

Saunders can take part in all preseason games and practices up until his suspension begins Sept. 1.

Saunders made the Steelers roster as an undrafted rookie free agent out of South Carolina. He caught four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown for Pittsburgh in 2011.

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Steelers Tight End Weslye Saunders suspended 4 games

It is being reported by several outlets that Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Weslye Saunders has been suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season for an undisclosed violation. Saunders, who signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent following the lockout, could not be reached for comment as he his currently vacationing out in Las Vegas. We will update this report with more information as we get it. Saunders missed his senior season at South Carolina after he had lied to NCAA investigators over an inquiry into improper contact with agents. It led to his draft stock eventually falling as was projected to be an earlier round drafted tight end before that took place. Saunders is rumored to have violated the NFL drug policy.

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