Hartley said earlier this month that he'd received a letter from the NFL explaining he'd tested positive for the banned stimulant Adderall, which he said he used to stay awake while driving from Dallas to New Orleans for an offseason workout.
The Saints released a statement Tuesday on behalf of the NFL officially announcing Hartley's suspension without pay for the first four games of the 2009 regular season. Hartley can participate in preseason practices and games until the season begins.
Upon receiving word of Hartley's impending suspension earlier this month, the Saints signed veteran kicker John Carney.
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