FOXBORO -- Patriots rookie running back Brandon Bolden has been suspended four games for violation of the NFL performance enhancing drug policy. The ruling came down late Friday afternoon. The Patriots released a statement from an NFL spokesperson.
"Brandon Bolden of the New England Patriots has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Bolden’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Patriots’ active roster on Monday, December 3 following the team’s December 2 game against the Miami Dolphins."
Bolden has missed the last two games with a knee injury suffered against the Seahawks on Oct. 14, and did not practice this week. The rookie out of Ole Miss has 234 yards on 43 carries this season, with two touchdowns. He had a breakout game against the Bills on Sept. 30 when he ran for 137 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
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