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Cedric Griffin suspended by NFL

Dec. 4, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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ASHBURN, Va., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins cornerback Cedric Griffin has been suspended by the NFL for four games for violating performance-enhancing substances rules.

Griffin, who signed a one-year contract with Washington, has appeared in nine games for the Redskins this season, starting twice. He's usually used as a third cornerback in special pass defense situations.

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The NFL said Griffin, no relation to Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, would be eligible to return to the lineup Dec. 31 against Dallas in Washington's final regular-season game.

Cedric Griffin has 33 tackles and four pass deflections this season.

The 30-year-old defensive back played for Minnesota from 2006-11 after being drafted out of the University of Texas.

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