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Seahawks CBs Sherman, Browner both face PED suspensions


Both of the Seahawks’ starting cornerbacks could be facing NFL suspensions for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Seahawks cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner are both facing four-game suspensions for violating the NFL’s PED policy. PFT has confirmed that both players are facing suspensions, and Mike Florio reports that the details on the players’ appeals have not been finalized: No appeals hearing has been held, and the timeframe for the appeals hearing hasn’t been determined. Both players will play at least until their appeals are resolved.

If the appeals are unsuccessful, that would be devastating to the Seahawks on the field — and probably lethal to any hopes the Seahawks have of making the playoffs. Losing either starting cornerback would be a significant blow to Seattle’s defense. Losing both would be devastating.

Sherman and Browner would be replaced in the starting lineup, if they are suspended, by Marcus Trufant and Walter Thurmond.

There is no word on which banned substance Sherman and Browner are alleged to have taken.

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63 Responses to “Seahawks CBs Sherman, Browner both face PED suspensions”
  1. possiblecabbage says: Nov 25, 2012 6:45 PM

    The NFL really needs to do something to combat the growing Adderall epidemic.

  2. canetic says: Nov 25, 2012 6:45 PM

    Let me guess, they each only took one Adderall one time. Or maybe they split one….

  3. ravenator says: Nov 25, 2012 6:47 PM

    Shame, they’re good players

  4. roastmeforbeingacardsfan says: Nov 25, 2012 6:48 PM

    Put an asterisk next to sherman shutting down Calvin Johnson and ban him from calling himself optimus prime

  5. blakeinfla says: Nov 25, 2012 6:48 PM

    Drugs are baaaad….. okaaaay.

  6. gpack17 says: Nov 25, 2012 6:49 PM

    Let’s just all assume it was Aderall.

  7. thecashcartel says: Nov 25, 2012 6:50 PM

    WOW! As shocking a PED story as I’ve ever seen. No way their innocent but hey kind of helps to explain both these guys coming outta no where huh?

    I loved watching both of these guys, especially Browner and it will be interesting how this effects his contract. Also will be interesting to see if Trufant can still bring it.

  8. jimmygrahamchrisivory says: Nov 25, 2012 6:50 PM

    After all the trash Sherman has been talking, this couldn’t happen to a person more fitting. They’ll now be known as the ‘Roid Brothers.

  9. arlingtonsynn says: Nov 25, 2012 6:50 PM

    Must be Allspark eh Sherman?

  10. alexr5111 says: Nov 25, 2012 6:51 PM

    Sherman and his gimmicky performance-enhanced body…

  11. greenbay4life says: Nov 25, 2012 6:52 PM

    such dominate corners… gee i wonder why? they are called PERFORMANCE enhancing drugs for a reason. kinda why Shawne Merriman was so good.

  12. 4t9er says: Nov 25, 2012 6:52 PM

    I envied there DBs, not anymore.

  13. blackandbluedivision says: Nov 25, 2012 6:53 PM

    Optimus Prime caught cheating….oooohhhh.

  14. clayme52 says: Nov 25, 2012 6:53 PM

    After all the talk about Seattle having the best secondary in football, and Sherman being the best cover-corner… Interesting

  15. NakedCowboy! says: Nov 25, 2012 6:53 PM

    that will explain shermans behavior… he might have some roid rage issues…

  16. jimmygrahamchrisivory says: Nov 25, 2012 6:53 PM

    There’s no way a 5th rounder and an UDFA, that has been a journeyman up until last season, can both be top notch corners without PED’s. Eventually it was going to come to light.

  17. mccourty1sland says: Nov 25, 2012 6:54 PM

    In other news, Tom Brady is not talking trash, not taking roids, and continuing to be a legend.

  18. thousandcasts says: Nov 25, 2012 6:54 PM

    Someway, somehow, you guys will figure out a way to blame Suh for this.

  19. binkystevens says: Nov 25, 2012 6:54 PM

    That should shut them up for a while

  20. rcali says: Nov 25, 2012 6:55 PM

    I figured that defense was just a bit too good.

  21. Obama's Ballsack says: Nov 25, 2012 6:55 PM

    Sherman must look really stupid for all that trash talking he did.

  22. Mchool42 says: Nov 25, 2012 6:58 PM

    Not sure about Browner, but reports are coming through that Sherman was found with high levels of Energon in his blood.

  23. toddwardou says: Nov 25, 2012 6:58 PM

    No wonde rhe considered himself Optimus Prime…

  24. billsboy88 says: Nov 25, 2012 7:00 PM

    Must be adderall, right?

  25. everyonethinksitimsayingit says: Nov 25, 2012 7:00 PM

    “Optimus Prime” on performing enhancing drugs? NO! say it ain’t so!

  26. profootballwalk says: Nov 25, 2012 7:02 PM

    There’s a new, synthetic testosterone that can’t be identified after 24 hours in the body. As long as you dont’ get tested the next day, you’re safe.

  27. tjacks7 says: Nov 25, 2012 7:02 PM

    Haha still talking trash you two?

  28. frank433 says: Nov 25, 2012 7:09 PM

    Sherman tested positive for Allspark. Side effect of going head to head with Megatron.

  29. buffalobills2012 says: Nov 25, 2012 7:09 PM

    a cheating player on a cheating coaches team?…shocker

  30. holahey123 says: Nov 25, 2012 7:11 PM

    That might explain why they both had great seasons. Their careers would now be shadowed for PED use and getting non-calls for holding.

  31. ninerhatersgetready4ring6 says: Nov 25, 2012 7:13 PM

    As a Niners fan, I hope these two guys don’t get suspended so they want have any excuses when the Niners come to town in a month. I always give credit when it’s due, these two guys are pretty good.
    On the other hand, if they are guilty of this illegal drug, they should get the maximum allowed by the NFL personal conduct policy ….

    Niners for life!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. cletusvandam says: Nov 25, 2012 7:13 PM

    Lol that explains a whole lot

  33. dfh3456 says: Nov 25, 2012 7:14 PM

    Hard to believe anything against the rules could be taking place on Coach Carroll’s watch.

  34. facebookuser111 says: Nov 25, 2012 7:17 PM

    Looks like you got your wish of having the Seahawks out of the playoff picture.

  35. theysone says: Nov 25, 2012 7:17 PM


  36. aaroncurryisbust says: Nov 25, 2012 7:17 PM

    That would partially explain how ridiculously good they are. Neither have them have any obvious exploitable weaknesses on the field.

  37. cinvis says: Nov 25, 2012 7:18 PM

    These 2 get away with murder. Virtually every snap they push the receivers facemask so they are looking out their earholes, but they rarely get called for Illegal hands-to-the-face. Glad they called for something.

  38. cdrion21 says: Nov 25, 2012 7:20 PM

    Do you think tom Brady will tweet them to see if they are mad?

  39. randyschwimmer7 says: Nov 25, 2012 7:24 PM

    One too many energon cubes between friends got them caught.

  40. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Nov 25, 2012 7:25 PM

    hmmm…two of the biggest, strongest, fastest CBs in the league…now we hear about the PEDs. arguably the best secondary in the league. those 2 dudes are probably my favorite young corners too. what a shame if it’s true.

  41. chi01town says: Nov 25, 2012 7:31 PM

    As a Bears fan I say suspend them now. That will be good timing.

  42. hdmoyer says: Nov 25, 2012 7:32 PM

    You mad bro?

  43. allday38 says: Nov 25, 2012 7:35 PM

    I doubt it was anything to do with an actual PED. Probably something dumb like adderall.

  44. wjmoffatt says: Nov 25, 2012 7:38 PM

    Great news for Bucs fans! Hopefully Seahawks go 1-3 or 0-4 without them

  45. bathroomben7 says: Nov 25, 2012 7:47 PM

    This is the NFL just concluding that Richard Sherman is so good he has to be on PED’s.

  46. manilovethepftcensors says: Nov 25, 2012 7:47 PM

    Now maybe Sherman will shut his mouth for five minutes

  47. kidder95 says: Nov 25, 2012 7:48 PM

    Adderall or not, they are second offenders. That makes them dumb cheaters.

  48. larryboodry says: Nov 25, 2012 7:53 PM

    Assuming they play against the Bears next week, any positive (pun definitely intended) plays they make will be tainted…They should be riding the bench until the appeals are decided. The appeals process should not allow cheaters to prosper.

  49. joetoronto says: Nov 25, 2012 7:55 PM

    Sherman comes out of nowhere and goes out of his way to get his name in the news by bagging on true stars, and then gets busted for PED’s.

    Pete must be proud, SMH.

  50. 2ndaryinsanity says: Nov 25, 2012 8:04 PM

    What are the chances BOTH starting CB’s test positive for PED’s so close together? Evidently 100% if it’s a Pete Carroll team. Once a cheater, always a cheater (especially when they get away with it). I’m guessing the NFL will be handing out a lot of extra dixie cups in the Seahawks’ locker room for quite some time.

  51. 69finfan says: Nov 25, 2012 8:19 PM

    I would suggest they both file a lawsuit against the manufacturer (if there was one) because their performance wasn’t enhanced against the Fins today.

  52. TheWizard says: Nov 25, 2012 8:25 PM

    Milli Vanilli on the dope… bout that……

  53. aljack88 says: Nov 25, 2012 8:27 PM

    facebookuser111 says:
    Nov 25, 2012 7:17 PM
    Looks like you got your wish of having the Seahawks out of the playoff picture.


    Maybe it’s called “justice”.

  54. rushmatic says: Nov 25, 2012 8:31 PM

    He talks down to guys like Tom Brady and Calvin Johnson, then gets caught cheating.

    Sounds like it’s back to the bottom of the barrel until further notice for Richard “No Nickname Necessary at This Time” Sherman.

  55. trollaikman8 says: Nov 25, 2012 8:44 PM

    Perfect time for Tom Brady to reply to Sherman’s tweet.

  56. washstnative says: Nov 25, 2012 9:03 PM

    If you aren’t cheating you ain’t trying…

  57. 1oldpro says: Nov 25, 2012 9:17 PM

    Maybe the replacement refs weren’t the only way Green Bay got robbed of a win earlier this year. I’m just sayin’.

  58. beastmode5150 says: Nov 25, 2012 9:43 PM

    Love the hawk haters acting like their teams players do no wrong.

  59. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 25, 2012 9:52 PM

    Dick Sherman SMH.

  60. stoptrippn says: Nov 25, 2012 9:53 PM

    Like head coach and player(s) cheaters. Now what Pete the liar.

  61. savilo831 says: Nov 26, 2012 2:49 AM

    Buahahahaaaaa, that explains their over aggressive style of play! These cheaters are juiced up! NINERS all day!! And with the emergence of kaepernick you seachickens should be discouraged right now!

  62. patsfan13 says: Nov 26, 2012 7:46 AM

    Is there a stiffer punishment for 2 timers? This being the NFL, I’d doubt it. Maybe this is why Sherman is always yakking like a speed freak.

  63. patsfiend says: Nov 26, 2012 12:09 PM

    I’m sure Belichick is behind this somehow.

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