STATEMENT BY AN NFL SPOKESPERSON:
Brandon Bolden of the New England Patriots has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Bolden's suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Patriots' active roster on Monday, December 3 following the team's December 2 game against the Miami Dolphins.
[Note: The NFL policy on performance enhancing substances is posted on nflmedia.com. From the home page, click on "Resources" and then "About the NFL."]