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Seahawks’ John Moffitt suspended for performance-enhancing drugs

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Seahawks rookie offensive lineman John Moffitt has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Moffitt was already on injured reserve and wouldn’t have played in the final four games of the season anyway, so the suspension effectively just means he’ll be fined four weeks’ pay.

There’s no word on which performance-enhancing substance Moffitt tested positive for. He and his agent haven’t commented, and the league and the team can’t say anything because everything having to do with drug tests is confidential.

Moffitt was an All-American at Wisconsin last year, and the Seahawks chose him in the third round of this year’s draft, with the 75th overall pick. He started the first nine games of the season before suffering a knee injury.

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13 Responses to “Seahawks’ John Moffitt suspended for performance-enhancing drugs”
  1. seatownballers says: Dec 6, 2011 6:15 PM

    Wtf. Lockout gave him plenty of time to get clean. Thank goodness he’s on i.r

  2. dbara43 says: Dec 6, 2011 7:10 PM

    Based on his performance during the season I think we can safely say the drugs had no effect.

  3. trbowman says: Dec 6, 2011 7:35 PM

    “Moffitt was already on injured reserve and wouldn’t have played in the final four games of the season anyway, so the suspension effectively just means he’ll be fined four weeks’ pay.’

    He can serve his suspension on IR? Dumbest rule. Ever.

  4. doe22us says: Dec 6, 2011 8:31 PM

    trbowman says:
    Dec 6, 2011 7:35 PM
    “Moffitt was already on injured reserve and wouldn’t have played in the final four games of the season anyway, so the suspension effectively just means he’ll be fined four weeks’ pay.’

    He can serve his suspension on IR? Dumbest rule. Ever

    Think about it this way who would have known if he would have landed on IR, these things you cant tell so he might as well serve it then. The bigger pic is the 4 weeks of non pay ouch- that is costly no matter how much you earn.

  5. pacificnw7722 says: Dec 6, 2011 9:32 PM

    “Moffitt was an All-American at Wisconsin last year”

    So what, He needs to keep his ass in the weight room in the off- season and gain strength naturally…..

  6. golfnutt67 says: Dec 6, 2011 9:49 PM

    hummm seems like a lot of Pete Carol’s players dabble with or just flat out use PED…but I’m sure its just a coincidence that it followed him from USC to the NFL.

  7. earthtopft says: Dec 6, 2011 10:16 PM

    Turns out John was taking LSD to deal with a defective sense of fashion, and improve his performance in hooking up with chicks at clubs.

  8. hillzmickelzon says: Dec 6, 2011 11:43 PM

    Is that why all these badgers O Linemen look so big during BIG TEN games? Somebody get a drug test down @ UW asap.

  9. trollhammer20 says: Dec 7, 2011 12:04 AM

    Word is that Moffitt had been using Adderall, a legally-prescribed amphetamine, to treat ADD since he was a kid, and that’s what got him busted.

    Apparently, he assumed that since it was a legal prescription he’d had for a long time, it was OK. He was half right: It’s OK if you tell the league about it, and they approve you for a waiver. If you don’t, it’s a four-game suspension.

    Assuming this is true, it’s pretty dumb that either Moffitt or his agent didn’t realize this was something the league should know about. The total amount of lost pay will be in the area of $85,000.

  10. bartpkelly says: Dec 7, 2011 4:27 AM

    Wow, you guys jump the gun. The drugs were perscribed for hyperactivity. He just didn’t reprot it to the nfl and thus got penalized, they ar estrict on that. It wasn’t ollegal drugs or specific performance enhancing drugs.
    The penalty is in the non-pay not the missed games.

  11. mushroomcloudmofo says: Dec 7, 2011 9:30 AM

    I live in Madison and have met John Moffitt. I can confirm that he was on Adderall – that was pretty well known to Madison sports fans.

    If you’ve ever had a conversation with him, or listened to an interview, you can tell the guy has a unique personality. He’s all over the board and funny as hell.

    I can’t be certain that it’s what he was busted for, but it seems plausible. Bonehead move on his part.

    And to the guy who was accusing UW athletes of PEDs – really, you doubt Wisconsin’s ability to produce big, fat white guys? That’s our #2 export after dairy. (Says the guy who’s 5’7 155)

  12. dbara43 says: Dec 7, 2011 12:52 PM

    “Performance enhancing” does NOT mean body-building drugs, dumbos.

  13. hillzmickelzon says: Dec 7, 2011 10:36 PM

    Wow guys are talkin about how they know john moffitt?? Just give him the same luv you guys gave brian cushing ya cant have it both ways. Now i will be lookin @ UW players just a little closer its called (Speculation)..

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