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Falcons G Lehr suspended by NFL for violating substance abuse policy

Updated: October 18, 2006, 12:49 AM ET
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- An already troubled Atlanta Falcons offensive line lost starting guard Matt Lehr on Tuesday to a four-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Lehr is the first Atlanta player to be suspended due to an infraction of the policy since 2002, when cornerback Ray Buchanan drew a four-game suspension after he tested positive for anabolic steroids. Buchanan said a nutritional supplement containing ephedrine, a substance banned by the NFL, ...

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