News came across Friday afternoon that New York Giants linebacker Victor Butler has been suspended for four games by the NFL for PED use.
Giants LB Victor Butler has been suspended without pay for the 1st four games of the 2015 NFL season for violating the NFL policy on PEDs.— Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina) April 10, 2015
Butler was drafted in the fourth round of the 2009 draft out of Oregon State by the Dallas Cowboys. He proved to be an efficient pass rusher in limited snaps, but left the Cowboys after the 2012 season to follow Rob Ryan to the New Orleans Saints.
He tore his ACL during training camp in 2013 and has been searching for a job ever since.
The Giants signed Butler to a reserve/futures deal in January.
Even though he is suspended, Butler is still allowed to participate in the Giants' offseason program, training camp, and preseason.
At this time we don't know what Butler tested positive for, or if this was a case of not getting the proper paperwork in for a prescription medication. We will also have to wait and see what this means for Butler's future with the Giants. Though it seems unlikely that he makes the team, they could wait until his suspension is lifted to make a decision on him.