WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - Cedric Griffin of the Washington Redskins has been suspended without pay for the team's next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances, according to a statement by the NFL.

Griffin's suspension begins immediately.

He will be eligible to return to the Redskins' active roster on Monday, December 31, after the team's December 30 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Griffin is a defensive back, who has started two games for the Redskins this season. He has played in nine total games, accumulating 33 tackles and one forced fumble for the team. He also missed three games with a hamstring injury.

Griffin is in his seventh NFL season and his first with the Washington Redskins.

Griffin signed a one-year deal with a $1.25 million salary with the Redskins in March after six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.

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