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Disappearing Acting: Brandon Spikes To Return Next Monday

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 06:  (L-R) Devin McCourty #32, Brandon Spikes #55 and Vince Wilfork #75 of the New England Patriots celebrate after McCourty intercepted a pass in the third quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIDecember 29, 2010

New England Patriots standout rookie linebacker, Brandon Spikes will be returning to the team's roster next Monday.

The former Florida Gator is currently serving a four-game suspension for abusing the NFL's substance abuse policy. 

The drug that was found in Spikes' systems was said to be used for ADHD. However, the drug was said to contain amphetamines, which is banned by the NFL. 

Spikes has been playing very well this season with 61 tackles through 12 games. He has also added an interception which came at the hands of the New York Jets' 45-3 beating earlier this month. 

The Patriots stand at 13-2 and already have locked up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs will take on the 7-8 Miami Dolphins this Sunday in Foxborough. 

Then, following Sunday's game, Spikes will be allowed back at the team's facility Monday as they prepare for the playoffs. 

This article was first seen on Sports Haze.

Tony Santorsa is Sports Haze's AFC East Beat Writer. You can read more sports stories at www.SportsHaze.com. You can also follow Tony via Twitter @SH_TSantorsa

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