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In wake of Seahawks' PED suspensions, Harbaugh makes it clear to 49ers players cheating not OK

Jim Harbaugh has used the recent run of suspensions on the division rival Seattle Seahawks for performance-enhancing drug infractions as a reminder for his own San Francisco team: Cheating won't be tolerated.

Harbaugh's reigning NFC champion 49ers had begun their three-day minicamp Tuesday when the coach was asked about the issue surrounding the Seahawks.

Harbaugh says: "It has no place in an athlete's body. Play by the rules."

Seattle defensive end Bruce Irvin was suspended last month for using a banned substance. A first-round draft pick last year, he will miss the first four games of the regular season.

Irvin became the fifth Seahawks player since 2011 to be suspended for using a performance-enhancing substance. The others were John Moffitt, Allen Barbre, Winston Guy and Brandon Browner.