Say it ain't so, Ray.

ESPN is reporting that Purdue's own Ray Edwards, now playing defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings, has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on steroid use.

Edwards has been a starter for most of the season, but was replaced by Erasmus James for last Sunday's game against Detroit. Coach Brad Childress said that decision had nothing to do with Edwards' violation, which the coach learned of on Wednesday morning.

Childress said he was disappointed in Edwards and could not comment further because of the confidentiality surrounding the policy.

Don't pass the hat for ole Joe...and basketball notes.

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