Andre Brown moves past suspension

June, 4, 2012
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Running back Andre Brown, whose four-game suspension was lifted by the NFL on Friday, sounded relieved and excited about the future after Monday's OTA at the Timex Center.

"I'm very fortunate, thank God," Brown said.

Brown confirmed that the suspension was simply a matter of paperwork, related to his prescription for Adderall, which is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. "I wasn't on no steroids, or nothing like that," Brown said. "I just didn't fill out my proper paperwork, and now I'm good."

Now Brown can focus on trying to earn a more prominent role on the Giants, after spending last season on the practice squad. Someone has to fill the departed Brandon Jacobs' shoes as the Giants' second option at running back after Ahmad Bradshaw.

Brown, 25, has already been with five different teams since being drafted by the Giants out of N.C. State in 2009. "I was bouncing around -- I had so many different systems in my head, I wasn't that confident," Brown said. "But now I'm very confident. I know the offense very well, and I'm just ready to go out there and make the most of my opportunity."
Kieran Darcy is an ESPNNewYork.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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