The Seahawks bought pass-rushers in bulk this offseason, and it’s a good thing they did.
The league announced that Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin has been suspended four games for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
He can still take part in offseason workouts, training camp and the preseason, but won’t be eligible to play until after their Sept. 29 game against the Texans.
Irvin had 8.0 sacks as a rookie, but was being counted on for more this year.
“I want to apologize to my teammates, coaches and Seahawks fans for making a mistake when I took a substance that is prohibited in the NFL without a medical exemption,” Irvin said in a statement released by the team. “I am extremely disappointed in the poor judgment I showed and take full responsibility for my actions. I will not appeal the discipline and instead will focus my energy on preparing for the season so I can begin earning your trust and respect again. I look forward to contributing to the team the moment I return.”
Mentioning the lack of a medical exemption makes it sound like this one’s going to be blamed on Adderall.
His absence for the first month justifies their offseason additions of Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett.