Andrew Pinnock, a seventh round pick in 2003, was suspended for four games by the NFL on Tuesday for violating the league's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.
Pinnock, a second-year pro from South Carolina, hasn't played in any of the Chargers' nine games this year, going inactive in each.
he played primarily special teams as a rookie and saw brief action in two games as a fullback.
The Chargers have their bye this week, meaning Pinnock's suspension will begin with San Diego's game at Oakland on Nov. 21. He will not be eligible to return until Dec. 13.
He will be able to stay at the team facility but is barred from practicing with the team.
Chargers' fullback Andew Pinnock suspended
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