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Former LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson, now with the Arizona Cardinals, on the field before kickoff between LSU and Alabama, Saturday, November 3, 2018, on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge, La.

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Former LSU cornerback and eight-time NFL pro bowler Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of 2019 the season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Schefter is reporting that Peterson, a member of the Arizona Cardinals, was suspended for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.

Peterson starred as a defensive back and kick returner for LSU from 2008-'10 before the Cardinals selected him No. 5 overall in the 2011 draft.


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Peterson still holds an LSU record for return yards in a single game. He collected 257 yards on punt and kick returns in the 2010 season-opener against North Carolina, including an 87-yard punt return for a touchdown.

He is tied for the NFL record in single-season punt returns for touchdowns with four in his 2011 rookie season.

This article originally ran on theadvocate.com.