Cleveland Browns defensive back Joe Haden, who was suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance enhancing drugs policy, has apologized to Browns fans on Twitter:
i would like 2 apologize 2 all my browns fans and 2 #teamHadenNation! and let u no i will b bac better than ever!!— Joe Haden (@joehaden23) September 15, 2012
Haden reportedly apologized to his teammates in the locker room earlier this week. Haden was suspended after testing positive for Adderall.
With Haden out of the lineup, veteran defensive back Dimitri Patterson will get the bulk of the playing time. Patterson has been in the league for seven seasons and suggested earlier this week that he'd be considered a 'top five cornerback' in the league if he'd had more opportunities to play earlier in his career.
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