Peterson suspended four games for violating NFL's steroid policy

Kenny Peterson


DENVER -- Denver Broncos defensive end Kenny Peterson has
been suspended without pay for violating the NFL's steroid policy,
the team said Friday.

The Broncos released an NFL statement saying Peterson will be
suspended without pay for the first four games of 2007 starting
Aug. 31. The statement said Peterson had violated the policy on
anabolic steroids and related substances but didn't specify what he
had done.

As a result of the suspension, Peterson will forfeit $140,000 of his scheduled base salary of $595,000 for 2007.

Peterson will be able to join the Broncos for training camp but
won't be able to return to the active roster until Oct. 1 after the
Broncos play the Indianapolis Colts.

Peterson was cut by Green Bay last September and signed with the
Broncos to replace Courtney Brown, who had to undergo a left knee
operation five weeks into the season.

Green Bay picked Peterson in the third round of the 2003 draft.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.