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Hartley suspended 4 games

METAIRIE, La. -- The anticipated four-game suspension of Saints placekicker Garrett Hartley became official Tuesday.

Hartley said earlier this month he'd received a letter from the NFL explaining he'd tested positive for the banned stimulant Adderall, which he said he used to stay awake while driving from Dallas to New Orleans for an offseason workout.

The Saints released a statement Tuesday on behalf of the NFL officially announcing Hartley's suspension without pay for the first four games of the regular season.

Hartley can participate in preseason practices and games until the season begins.

Upon getting word of Hartley's impending suspension earlier this month, the Saints signed veteran kicker John Carney.