Falcons Fined and Lose 2016 Draft Pick For Illegal Crowd Noise
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Falcons Fined and Lose 2016 Draft Pick For Illegal Crowd Noise

The Atlanta Falcons will be fined $350K and lose a 2016 fifth-round pick

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Hawley suspended 4 games for PEDs

The Falcons announced earlier this afternoon that reserve lineman Joe Hawley would be suspended for the next four games due to a violation of the NFL’s policy against the use of performance enhancers. Players can choose to appeal their suspensions and continue to play until a second ruling is made, however Hawley will elect not to do so and his suspension will begin immediately. He will not be eligible to return to the team...

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Bruggeman makes way for Babineaux

Jay Adams of Atlanta Falcons.com reports that the Falcons have cut center/guard Rob Bruggeman in order to clear roster space for defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux. Babineaux is coming off a one-game suspension. Bruggeman spent all of the 2009 season on the Falcons practice squad after being an undrafted rookie free agent out of Iowa signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He worked primarily as a reserve guard for the Falcons this...

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Babineaux suspended for opener

Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux will be suspended without pay for the Falcons 2010 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, stemming from his December 2009 arrest for marijuana possession. In July, Babineaux pleaded no contest to misdemeanor possession charge and received a year’s probation and a $1500 fine. Babineaux joins guard Quinn Ojinnaka and linebacker Robert James...

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James suspended for 4 games

The Falcons announced that linebacker Robert James will be suspended for the first four games of the 2010 regular season due to violation of the league’s substance abuse policy due to performance enhancers. James will remain eligible to participate in the Falcons preseason and training camp activities. James was a fifth round pick for the Falcons in 2008. He sat out his rookie season with a head injury. He spent most of last...

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