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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2003 9:30 am | Updated: 2:04 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

There is no set timetable for the NFL to hand down any punishment to Cardinals receiver David Boston after Boston pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor DUI charges Wednesday.

Police allegedly found cocaine and marijuana in Boston’s blood following an arrest March 13, 2002.

“It will be evaluated under the terms of the substance abuse policy,” league spokesman Greg Aiello said. If Boston has never been entered into the NFL’s program — first strikes are kept confidential by the league — then he will be required to undergo random testing with the knowledge the next positive test would result in a four-game suspension, according to the policy.

But Boston likely also faces a one-game suspension for getting in trouble with the law and being sentenced to jail. Former Cardinals running back Michael Pittman received a one-game suspension after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges in 2001.

Boston is set to become a free agent March 1. The Cardinals expect to begin preliminary contract talks with Boston next week.

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