Report: Browns' Joe Haden fails drug test, faces four-game suspension

Wednesday August 8th, 2012

Browns cornerback Joe Haden has reportedly failed a drug test and is looking at a four-game suspension. (Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

This hasn't been the greatest day in Cleveland Browns history.

First, there are reports of running back Trent Richardson's knee problems and now is reporting that cornerback Joe Haden failed a drug test and is subject to be suspended four games by the NFL.

The NFL is currently reviewing a failed drug test from Haden.

If Haden is suspended, it would cost him more than $1.356 million in salary.

Apparently, talk of Haden failing a drug test and facing a suspension is news to Haden's advisors and the Browns.

Haden’s manager, Sean Cabble said, “I am unaware of any situation like that.”

Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis responded by saying, “Don’t know anything about that. Can’t confirm.”

And of course, a NFL spokesman said, “We have no comment.”

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