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Giants' Eric Herman suspended 4 games for PEDs, according to NFL

The Giants will lose Eric Herman for the first four games of the 2014 season.

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The NFL has announced a four-game suspension for New York Giants offensive lineman Eric Herman. The suspension will be without pay for the second-year guard.

Herman explained the situation in a statement posted via the Giants.

"The NFL requires a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for permission to take certain medications," Herman said.

"I have a TUE for one medication, but not another stimulant that treats the same condition. Unfortunately, a stimulant for which I don't have a TUE was in my body, and the rules are very strict, so I am taking responsibility and I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches and the club.

"This won't happen again, and I will spend the four weeks working hard to be ready to return to work."

Herman, the Giants 2013 seventh round pick, is eligible to return to the team on Friday, September 26, one day after the Giants game against the Redskins. However, he can continue to practice in camp and participate in preseason games.