Thursday, November 12, 2009

Eagles CB Hanson received four-game suspension for diuretic use

The NFL announced Wednesday that the Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Joselio Hanson would be suspended for four games because he tested positive for a diuretic after last year’s NFC title game against the Arizona Cardinals.

However, Hanson’s attorney, David Cornwell said that the player did not use any steroid. He tested positive because he ingested a pill that turned out to be a diuretic. The player ingested the pill because he felt uncomfortable after eating some Chinese food. Cornwell also said the NFL’s policy on diuretics is misguided by the assumption that diuretics are used to mask the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

The Eagles will replace Hanson with cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu, who is in his second year of wearing Eagles jersey, by promoting him from the practice squad. And the spot in the practice squad will be filled by cornerback Stoney Woodson.

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