Andre Brown has suspension overturned

Rarely does a player achieve victory when appealing a suspension to the NFL.

But Andre Brown has won. In a very big way.

The backup running back for the New York Giants had a four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs overturned today. He took to Twitter to share the news.

"Suspension lifted !!!!!! Thank God."

The New York Daily News confirmed the league cleared Brown, who had claimed he failed the test because of a prescription for Adderall and that he had simply failed to fill out some paperwork. Adderall is known for its use to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as well as narcolepsy.

Now, Brown figures to be in fill competition for a backup role behind Ahmad Bradshaw, a mix that got more competition when the club selected David Wilson in the first round.

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