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NFL Suspends Former Bulldogs Star Jake Haener Six Games for PEDs
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By Bill McEwen, News Director
Published 8 months ago on
September 6, 2023

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New Orleans Saints reserve quarterback Jake Haener has been suspended without pay for the first six games of the season for violating the NFL Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances, an NFL spokesman said Wednesday.

Haener’s Response

Saints Traded up to Grab Haener

Haener led Fresno State to a 10-4 campaign that included a bowl victory over Washington State last season.

The Saints traded up in the fourth round of the NFL draft to grab Haener with the 127th overall pick.

He joined starter Derek Carr, another former Fresno State great, and both Jameis Winston and the versatile Taysom Hill in the Saints’ quarterback room.

Haener played well at times and not so well at other times during the preseason.

His exhibition passing numbers: 38 of 72, 395 yards, one touchdown, three interceptions.

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Bill McEwen,
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Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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