The New York Giants secondary has taken another hit with reports on Tuesday that safety Tyler Sash has been suspended by the league for violating the league performance-enhancing drug policy. From ESPN:
NFL has suspended Tyler Sash without pay for first four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) July 31, 2012
This is really disappointing. On the heels of the injury to cornerback Terrell Thomas there was a possibility that Sash, the second-year player from Iowa, was about to see his role on defense expand.
Here is Sash's statement on the suspension, courtesy of Ralph Vacchiano:
"I took a prescription drug (Adderall) legally under a doctor's care for an anxiety condition during the off season in March of this year. The purpose was to help me with public speaking appearances. I had no idea that this prescription drug was banned by NFL policy. Although I take full responsibility for this situation, I also want to state that I have never cheated or taken performance-enhancing drugs, and I frown on those who do."
Now, the third safety spot is left to a group of players that include free-agent signees Stevie Brown and Chris Horton, and undrafted free agents like Will Hill and JoJo Nicolas. How long before Deon Grant's phone rings, if it hasn't already?