Saunders will miss eight games without pay when the regular season begins. He won’t be eligible to play until after the Colts’ game Nov. 3 against Houston.
This isn’t the first time Saunders was caught doping. Last year the league passed down a four-game suspension for violating the same drug policy. He was subsequently released by the Pittsburgh Steelers and signed five days later with the Colts.
Saunders has a history of getting in trouble. Back in South Carolina he was kicked off the team after an NCAA investigation found that he had contact with an agent. Saunders left school his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft.