Saints running back Mark Ingram suspended four games for PEDs

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He has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL's performance enhancing drug policy. Fortunately for the Saints, Ingram's suspension comes after the emergence of running back Alvin Kamara, who is entering his second year in the National Football League after winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Ingram and his representatives at VIP Sports Management have not commented on the test results or whether Ingram will appeal.

Ingram, the 2009 Heisman Trophy victor from Alabama, has been terrific in the pros, averaging 1,359 total yards and nine touchdowns over the last four seasons (2014-17). Boston Scott, a running back out of Louisiana Tech drafted by the Saints with their 2018 sixth-round pick, could also have a larger-than-expected opportunity in the fall with Ingram suspended.

Ian Rapoport of and the NFL Network reported the suspension on Twitter and announced it on the league's website.

New Orleans' ground game ranked fifth in the NFL with an average of 129.4 yards per game last season while leading the league with 23 rushing touchdowns and an average of 4.7 yards per carry.

Ingram, 28, formed a lethal duo in the backfield last season with rookie Alvin Kamara, with the pair combining for 3,094 all-purpose yards.

"Mark Ingram has been around the facility during conditioning and he won't be around for OTAs, source says", Rapoport tweeted.

Ingram, 28, will miss games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants.

Ingram will be eligible to return to game action October 8 against the Washington Redskins.

Ingram has played seven seasons for the Saints, amassing 5,362 yards and 44 touchdowns.

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, the four-game suspension will cost Ingram $941,176. "This is also why New Orleans hasn't shopped him".

In a series of tweets, the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported separately on Mark Ingram's suspension, saying that per his sources, the former Heisman Trophy victor from the University of Alabama wasn't present for the New Orleans Saints' conditioning sessions, and likely won't be present either for organized team activities (OTAs).

Ingram is coming off his two most productive campaigns, breaking the 1,000 rushing yard mark in both campaigns while playing in every game over that span.



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