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Houston Texans Duane Brown Avoids 10-Game Suspension

Duane Brown avoids a 10-game suspension handed to him by the NFL.

Espn's Tania Gangli reported that Houston Texans veteran left tackle Duane Brown had a positive test for clenbuterol overturned by the NFL after an appeal from the NFLPA. Brown tested positive after the bye week during the 2015 season and immediately appealed the ruling. 

After work from the NFLPA, they concluded that Brown consumed contaminated meat from a trip to Mexico last season during a quick vacation mid-season. Eating at least ten burgers and steaks, meat from Mexico and China have been linked to the anabolic substance, clenbuterol. 

Clenbuterol is used to control asthma and as an unregulated weight-loss supplement. 

Brown tested positive for performance enhancing drugs during the 2010 season that earned him four-game suspension. The second positive test according to the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and NFLPA calls for a 10-game suspension. 

Trying to overcome a torn quad injury suffered during week 17 of the 2015 regular season, the Texans and Brown had this cloud hanging over their heads for majority of the off-season. 

The NFLPA released the following statement to all of it's players. 


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