Former Houston Texans running back Andre Brown has been suspended eight games by the NFL. Brown was released by the Texans on Aug. 11, and never played a game with the team, but did take part in mini-camp and training camp this summer.
On Twitter, NFL reporter Howard Balzer tweeted the following:
More suspensions in NFL of free agents: RB Andre Brown (8 games), QB Dominique Davis (1), LB Erin Henderson (4).
— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) September 4, 2014
This is the second time Brown has been suspended (almost) by the NFL (though it was overturned on an appeal), as that occurred in 2012 when a member of the New York Giants. That near suspension was due to “violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy,” as FanSided.com said in their article.
“Brown was hit with a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy in 2012, but had the ban lifted after appealing.”
Brown is currently a free agent in the NFL. He has been a part of six NFL organizations.
With the Texans this preseason, Brown did not appear in a single game. He was cut by the Texans on Aug. 11. Brown was initially signed this offseason by Houston in April.
Last season with the Giants, Brown rushed for 492 yards on 139 carries and three touchdowns. For his career he has 876 yards on 214 carries and 11 touchdowns. Brown has been injured most of his time in the NFL.
In August, Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle said of Brown’s release from the Texans:
“#Texans’ O’Brien said Andre Brown is battling but RB is a “tough spot” for team. … Appears to be Grimes, Blue, Brown right now.”
Let’s hope Brown fixes what ever seems to be going wrong wit him, giving that he’s been suspended for 8 games. We wish him the best of luck in his NFL future.