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Eagle cornerback suspended for using banned substances

Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald (R) covers up the ball as he's tackled by Philadelphia Eagles Joselio Hanson during third quarter in the NFC Championship game in Glendale, Arizona, January 18, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Blake

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Joselio Hanson was suspended for four games by the NFL on Wednesday after testing positive for a banned substance.

“Joselio Hanson of the Philadelphia Eagles has been suspended without pay for the team’s next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances,” the NFL said in statement. “Hanson’s suspension begins immediately.

“He will be eligible to return to the Eagles’ active roster Monday, December 7 following the team’s December 6 game against the Atlanta Falcons.”

Neither the league nor the Eagles would give any further details.

In eight games this season Hanson had 29 tackles and one interception.

Writing by Steve Keating in Toronto; Editing by John Mehaffey