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Four-game doping ban for Bolden

Bolden suspended for violating NFL policy

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New York: New England Patriots running back Brandon Bolden has been suspended for four games for violating the National Football League’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, the league said on Friday.

Bolden, a rookie from the University of Mississippi, rushed for 137 yards against the Buffalo Bills in September, but has not played since October because of a knee injury.

Bolden joined teammate Aqib Talib on the sidelines for doping.

Cornerback Talib, recently acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has one more game to serve on his four-game suspension for violating rules governing performance enhancing substances.

The Patriots (5-3) host AFC East rival Buffalo (3-5) on Sunday.