STATEMENT BY AN NFL SPOKESPERSON:
Eric Herman of the New York Giants has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Herman will be eligible to return to the Giants' active roster on Friday, September 26 following the team's September 25 game against the Washington Redskins.
Herman is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.
STATEMENT FROM ERIC HERMAN:
"The NFL requires a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for permission to take certain medications. I have a TUE for one medication, but not another stimulant that treats the same condition. Unfortunately, a stimulant for which I don't have a TUE was in my body, and the rules are very strict, so I am taking responsibility and I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches and the club. This won't happen again, and I will spend the four weeks working hard to be ready to return to work."