Mike Shanahan: Suspended Cedric Griffin 'made a bad decision'

Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan addresses the Cedric Griffin suspension and explains his future with the team.

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan addressed the Cedric Griffin suspension on Wednesday afternoon, and described Griffin as a good kid who made a bad decision.

The 30-year-old cornerback was suspended four games without pay by the NFL on Tuesday afternoon for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. According to several reports, Griffin tested positive for the ADHD drug Adderall, and joins what is becoming a lengthy list of players who are believed to have been caught using the drug to increase their performance.

Griffin signed a one-year contract worth $2.5 million with the Redskins this past offseason. According to Shanahan, the organization will determine whether he will be brought back following the season. Prior to joining the Redskins, Griffin spent six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.

In the meantime, his roster spot will be filled by offensive tackle Tom Compton. Rookie corner Richard Crawford could be active for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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