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Nikita Whitlock will serve 10-game suspension

This is fullback’s second league-imposed suspension

New York Giants’ fullback Nikita Whitlock, currently on season-ending injured reserve with a foot injury, has been suspended without pay 10 games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.

Per a release from the NFL, Whitlock will begin serving his suspension immediately. That means the news doesn’t really affect the Giants at all, since Whitlock wouldn’t be available to play this season, anyway.

Whitlock had also previously served a four-game suspension for an undisclosed reason, a suspension that came before he was with the Giants.

Whitlock made the Giants’ roster as a fullback last season and became somewhat of a cult hero when the team began using the former Wake Forest nose tackle as a pass-rushing specialist despite his weighing only about 250 pounds.

Whitlock, who was on the roster bubble in the preseason, suffered a foot injury in the final preseason game. He was waived/injure and placed on IR when he went unclaimed on waivers.