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Updated: July 11th, 2014 3:48pm
Vikings DE Nealy suspended four games for violating league PED policy

Vikings DE Nealy suspended four games for violating league PED policy

by Derek Wetmore
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Vikings defensive end Spencer Nealy has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance enhancing substances policy. He's eligible to return to the active roster on Sept. 29, after the Vikings' week 4 game against Atlanta. 

Nealy, in his second season out of Texas A&M, spent part of last season on the Vikings practice squad. He is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

Here's a statement from Nealy via the NFL Players Association:

"Recently I learned from the NFL that I tested positive for a stimulant that is banned under the NFL policy. I worked with my agent and the union to investigate the test results, and I learned that a supplement I took contained a banned stimulant. I understand that the NFL policy is very strict, and I take responsibility. I'm very sorry for the impact of this situation on my teammates, the Vikings organization and Vikings fans. I will work extremely hard during training camp, and during the suspension, I will stay in top shape and will be ready to contribute upon my return."

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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