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Weslye Saunders suspended eight games for violation of performance enhancing substances policy

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It's the second time the Colts and former Steelers tight end has been suspended. The first time was for the first four games of the 2012 season.

Peter Aiken

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting Colts tight end Weslye Saunders has been suspended for eight games by the NFL for a violation of the league's policy against performance-enhancing substances.

This is Saunders' second suspension, the first having come for the first four games in 2012 for the same violation.

It was reported Saunders had taken the prescription drug Adderall without obtaining prior approval from the league when he received his first suspension. There has been no confirmation on what triggered the most recent suspension.

Upon serving his suspension, the Steelers released Saunders, his playing time having been filled by rookie David Paulson.

Saunders has six catches for 44 yards and a touchdown in his once-promising NFL career. He signed with the Colts last season and former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, but still has failed to live up to one of the more hyped undrafted free agents in recent memory.

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