Cedric Griffin suspended for violating NFL performance-enhancing substance policy

Cedric Griffin is in his first year with the Redskins. Photo: Associated Press

Washington Redskins cornerback Cedric Griffin has been suspended for four games without pay for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy, NFL officials announced Tuesday.

Griffin's suspension will last for the remainder of the regular season. He's eligible to rejoin the team on Dec. 31.

2012 is Griffin's first season in Washington after spending his entire six-year career with the Minnesota Vikings. In nine games with the Redskins this season, Griffin has recorded 33 tackles, three forced fumbles and an interception.

The Redskins moved to 6-6 on the season with their third straight win Monday night over the New York Giants. Griffin made five tackles in the victory.

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