49ers linebacker Haggans suspended three games

49ers linebacker Haggans suspended three games
September 18, 2012, 11:36 pm
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49ers linebacker Clark Haggans has been handed a three-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, the 49ers announced Tuesday.

According to a media release sent out by the team, Haggans' suspension will start immediately and will keep him out until the day after the 49ers' Oct. 7 game against the Buffalo Bills.

The 49ers' release also included a quote from GM Trent Baalke:

Earlier today the team was made aware of the NFLs decision to suspend Clark Haggans for three games. We were certainly aware that this decision was a possibility as we evaluated Clark prior to adding him to our roster. Therefore, we are prepared to move forward accordingly.

Haggans played from 2000-2007 with Pittsburgh and 2008-2011 with Arizona before signing a one-year contract with San Francisco. He was released by the Cardinals on Aug. 31.