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Was suspension looming for Petitgout?



You already know the Bucs released tackle Luke Petitgout on Saturday.

Now, it appears the move might have been prompted by something other than his bum knee.

According to, the NFL recently decided Petitgout will be suspended for the first four games of the season. The report cites an unnamed source.

Not going to speculate here, but the most likely reasons for a league suspension are for violations of the substance-abuse, steroids or personal-conduct policies. Petitgout hasn't run afoul of the law, to the best of my knowledge, so that perhaps narrows things down.

Either way, the Bucs appeared to be trying to cut their losses as they almost certainly knew about the still unannounced suspension.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:08pm]


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