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Report: Browner rejects deal on suspension

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Like Broncos linebacker Von Miller earlier this year, Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner faces a lengthy suspension.  Unlike Miller, Brandon hasn’t worked out a deal.

Yet.

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, Browner has rejected an offer that would have suspended him until early October 2014.  That arrangement would have blocked Browner’s opportunity to hit the free-agent market in March.

It’s possible that further negotiations will result in a compromise.

Per Garafolo, Browner disputes not only his placement in Stage Three of the substance-abuse program upon his return to the NFL in 2011 but also the test that triggered the current violation.  Browner claims that the “urine collector used a damaged cup and then poured his urine from that cup into another one,” according to Garafolo, and that Browner’s request to compel testimony from the urine collector at the appeal hearing was denied.

The league’s Medical Review Officer testified at the hearing that he had spoken with the urine collector, who disputed Browner’s contentions.

It’s possible that the league regarded Browner’s allegation as dubious, given that Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman successfully used precisely same argument last year to beat a four-game suspension for violation of the performance-enhancing substances policy.  For Browner, who knew he was in Stage Three at the time he provided the sample that tested positive, the high stakes created to a natural temptation to embellish.

The appeal hearing concluded nine days ago.  The substance-abuse policy requires that a decision be issued within a reasonable time.

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104 Responses to “Report: Browner rejects deal on suspension”
  1. FlyFromTheInside says: Dec 6, 2013 9:46 PM

    Legion of Shroom

  2. onlysane1intheroom says: Dec 6, 2013 9:47 PM

    Learned from the masters – Pete the Cheat and Big Mouth Sherman.

  3. realnflmaster says: Dec 6, 2013 9:49 PM

    Seattle Cheathawks. Juice ‘em up Petey!

  4. tinbender2000 says: Dec 6, 2013 9:50 PM

    Just ban the whole cheating team for a year.

  5. lazrrocketarm says: Dec 6, 2013 9:51 PM

    Why is the NFL targeting the Seattle secondary? Clearly the NFL has an agenda. I mean, what are the odds they are all using PEDs?

    Ok, seriously, did Pete bring his “strength” coach from USC? Just wondering.

  6. superpats90 says: Dec 6, 2013 9:55 PM

    Nice try Brandon lol

  7. legionofboom88 says: Dec 6, 2013 9:56 PM

    IT HAD TO HAVE BEEN PED’S!

    -Idiots everywhere

  8. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 6, 2013 9:56 PM

    The Seattle Amphetamines are something we LOL at.

  9. myvickinabox says: Dec 6, 2013 9:58 PM

    Who to believe, a Seahawk or someone who collects human waste for a living?

  10. dolphindubs says: Dec 6, 2013 10:01 PM

    What the hell is going on up there in Seattle in their secondary?

  11. jhaegs says: Dec 6, 2013 10:05 PM

    Legion of Doombasses

  12. chawkup says: Dec 6, 2013 10:08 PM

    The opportunity to cross-examine an adverse witness is a fundamental tenet of any fair justice system. So before you all begin ripping BB, give some thought to how you would feel if your ability to work in your chosen field was being threatened and your employer refused to produce a key witness who provided the so-called damning evidence that was being used against you.

  13. jnovi86 says: Dec 6, 2013 10:09 PM

    Yes he has a point. When any liquid is poured from one container to the next it then always tests positive after that.

  14. officialgame says: Dec 6, 2013 10:13 PM

    Browner plays for the best roid team west of the Mississippi.

  15. savilo831 says: Dec 6, 2013 10:15 PM

    See you in 15′ buddy!

  16. thepftpoet says: Dec 6, 2013 10:16 PM

    Worst team in the league…

    #PEDs
    #Cheaters
    #The12thWomenSuck

  17. accipiterq says: Dec 6, 2013 10:20 PM

    I am absolutely baffled by two facts in this:

    1) We’re still coming down on people for smoking marijuana. It’s 2013, not 1953. Get over it. It’s no worse than getting stupid-drunk, in fact it’s probably better.

    2) How on Earth is the NFL able to subject someone who was not part of the league to any sort of expectation of conduct, and furthermore to participate in the drug testing program?

  18. pacificnw7722 says: Dec 6, 2013 10:21 PM

    “Browner claims that the “urine collector used a damaged cup and then poured his urine from that cup into another one.”

    If that’s true…..Game over, no suspension.

  19. nimbushex says: Dec 6, 2013 10:21 PM

    “The substance-abuse policy requires that a decision be issued within a reasonable time.”

    Is this seriously a written rule? Does “reasonable time” have a definition, or is it completely open to interpretation like seemingly every other rule the NFL makes?

  20. seatownballers says: Dec 6, 2013 10:24 PM

    He’s done In Seattle

  21. belgaron says: Dec 6, 2013 10:28 PM

    At this point, he’s not shooting for the big payday in free agency as guys in this situation don’t get the red carpet treatment. Much more likely that his goal is to be able to play in the playoffs.

  22. thejuddstir says: Dec 6, 2013 10:32 PM

    It’s time for the NFL to enforce their rules and suspensions and quit making deals. Think about it, all we hear about Seattle players is how aggressive , full of energy, how they “fly around the field” and then we hear about all the PED and other illegal substances their players are found to be using. Enough of the “technicalities”, suspend these clowns and quit offering them deals.

  23. gosfvr says: Dec 6, 2013 10:36 PM

    Browner will be 30 next season. His time as a top level NFL player is running out.
    His next contract is probably the max. money he is going to make.
    Not taking one side over the other, but the way I see it is he’s fighting for his last, hopefully substantial paycheck.

  24. omniscient48 says: Dec 6, 2013 10:36 PM

    “Browner claims that the “urine collector used a damaged cup and then poured his urine from that cup into another one,”

    Obviously, the other cup had Richard Sherman’s urine in it.

  25. rockothewallaby says: Dec 6, 2013 10:37 PM

    Browner claims that the “urine collector used a damaged cup and then poured his urine from that cup into another one,”

    Yea Right. Sounds like the BS excuse Ryan Braun used.

  26. jaxbeachjagfan says: Dec 6, 2013 10:38 PM

    I wonder what name urine collectors have come up with when they tell people what they do.

  27. alldonesmith says: Dec 6, 2013 10:38 PM

    Anyone else as tired of these cheaters as I am?

  28. seatownballers says: Dec 6, 2013 10:38 PM

    Any hating trolls on here wanna bag the guy and disgrace him, go ahead. Knock him for his ped use, and physical style. We’re winning without him. We’re moving on without him. Seahawks don’t need him.
    Thurmond will get an extension that is likely much cheaper for us. We have depth beyond depth. The rookie Simon hasn’t even started, and shead is ready to go. Seattle’s secondary has and will take us to the big game

  29. ttommytom says: Dec 6, 2013 10:42 PM

    He should never have blown off the tests way back when because when you fk the future, the future fks you…

    ps

    In drug testing, the threshold level is huge. So cup to cup contamination might yield trace amounts but not enough for a positive result.

  30. allidoiswin55 says: Dec 6, 2013 10:46 PM

    Wow technicalities don’t matter he shouldn’t have been in stage three and has never failed a substance abuse test until this one . I bet many if you would be surprised with how many of your favorite players on your team and athletes smoke and have been caught without consequence bc technicalities .. I know chi ,car,sf , and lions players who smoke don’t ask why but 100% guranteed so stop with the cheaters business when every smokes weed .. It allows them to calm down

  31. cinvis says: Dec 6, 2013 10:49 PM

    Browner has no one to blame but himself. But since no one in America excepts blame anymore… he should blame his agent. The NFL has rules about drug testing… if you want to play in their league you must abide by them. (Every ‘league’ has its own rules… see Michael Phelps and his reentering the olympic drug testing program, just in case he wants to try for the games ever again). Browners whining about not being in the NFL therefore not subject to their rules is BS. And his ‘my girlfriend’s dog ate my homework’ excuse is just silly. His agent (or Browner himself) has to know if he misses drug tests, he can’t return to the NFL without consequences. Browner is 100% at fault for being in stage 3. He has to know the rules if he wants to return to the NFL. It’s the equivalent of someone filing a tax return in the US . The IRS then sending you multiple notices that you owe $10000 in taxes but you never receive them, because you moved to Canada. Then you return to the US years later and claim you don’t owe the $10000 because you didn’t receive the notices… Try that with the IRS sometime

  32. titusyoungslegalcounsel says: Dec 6, 2013 10:52 PM

    Put the deal in a pill form if you want Browner to take it

  33. allidoiswin55 says: Dec 6, 2013 10:52 PM

    What happened with Sherman gave him a Idea but saying it discredits what he’s saying … He just made Sherman look bad by saying what he said . In Sherman’s case it really happened hence why the league
    Dropped his ..

  34. dukeearl says: Dec 6, 2013 10:56 PM

    ttommytom says:
    Dec 6, 2013 10:42 PM
    He should never have blown off the tests way back when because when you fk the future, the future fks you…

    *************

    Giving him the benefit of the doubt, the testing notices were sent to the address of an ex-girlfriend.

    Yeah, I am sure she was thrilled to be able to forward the letters to him.

    Anything like a notice for testing should have a confirmation of receipt attached to it.

  35. charliereno says: Dec 6, 2013 11:10 PM

    I’m really starting to question the NFL’s ability to act fairly when policing it’s own.

  36. rklc says: Dec 6, 2013 11:10 PM

    officialgame says:
    Dec 6, 2013 10:13 PM
    Browner plays for the best roid team west of the Mississippi.

    ——

    Do you guys actually read the articles? You continue to talk about steroids as if this were a PED suspension. It’s a SUBSTANCE ABUSE suspension. I’m embarrassed for all of you who continue to get this wrong. This is pretty simple to grasp, figure it out.

  37. brend0 says: Dec 6, 2013 11:13 PM

    Marijuana is a PED? So we’re all cool that HGH is allowed in the NFL but pot’s not?

  38. calicokiller49 says: Dec 6, 2013 11:16 PM

    So is that the little trick, crush th cp before you pee in it.. …I can’t believe it, the same thing happened to dick Sherman, what a coincidence!

  39. jrazz22 says: Dec 6, 2013 11:17 PM

    He’s a turd just like most of the fan base. Legion of bandwagoner’s. Pathetic.

  40. granadafan says: Dec 6, 2013 11:17 PM

    Ah yes, ye olde lawyer trick to blame the collector. These scum lawyers always try to cast absurd doubt when they know their client is guilty as sin.

  41. number1hawkfan says: Dec 6, 2013 11:20 PM

    No one in Seattle cares about what happens with Browner. We’ll win with him or without him. As long as #3 and #29 are on the field we’ll be fine. They make everyone else around them better. As for all the haters. I’m posting as number1hawksfan, feel free to call me out after Sundays game. The Seahawks are going to prove again why they’re the favorites to win it all.
    #jealous #keephatin

  42. csilojohnson says: Dec 6, 2013 11:21 PM

    what a joke

  43. titansbro says: Dec 6, 2013 11:23 PM

    Why shouldn’t he have blown off those tests? He wasn’t even in the NFL! I’m no Seahawks fan but it’s baffling to me how hypocritical people on these comments are. EVERY team has PED guys, every one of them. So according the morons on here every team cheats. And we’re talking about marijuana here anyway. Literally safer than 99% of the legal drugs out there. Who are you to tell a man he can’t smoke a plant in his spare time? And no, I don’t do it myself but any idiot can see it’s essentially harmless, or at least way less harmful than alcohol. Would you people be blasting him this hard for a DUI, which can actually kill someone? No! Alfonzo Dennard is on probation for slugging a police officer & then gets a DUI & people are bad mouthing the cops?!? It’s unbelievable. Get your heads out your backsides people.

  44. ketch20too says: Dec 6, 2013 11:28 PM

    ttommy…he should have left his CFL team to go to NY to pee in a cup? Seriously?!. Even as a Hawk fan, I had to laugh at BB’s broken cup defense..that’s just plain silly. You know you are being tested, how about you put away the doobie until February? Should it be on banned list? Probably not, but it is, so follow the rules(even stupid rules) and you don’t get in trouble.

  45. akboot says: Dec 6, 2013 11:30 PM

    chawkup, get real. Stage Three!! Quit with your bs. already.

  46. rockthered1286 says: Dec 6, 2013 11:36 PM

    Sooo what’s to stop a guy like Browner from taking the cup to pee, knowing damn well he’ll pee dirty, and cracking it in his hand prior to filling? Reaction of the tester would be to pour into another cup and they get off on a technicality. If they’re smart enough to deem the test invalid and request a second sample it allows a stall tactic for the player. And it’s not that they’d be hindering the sample process like Von Miller, just seems to the collector that its a simple mistake to give a busted cup. Cheap way out? Yup. But a dirty player isn’t looking for a legit solution, just an easy way to keep doing what they know they shouldn’t be doing without getting busted.

  47. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Dec 6, 2013 11:37 PM

    Cheattle PEDhawks

  48. apkyletexas says: Dec 6, 2013 11:37 PM

    “Browner claims that the “urine collector used a damaged cup and then poured his urine from that cup into another one,”

    That makes perfect sense. Because ALL damaged cups are stained with marijuana and meth and crackpipe residues.

    Everyone knows that.

    Did he pee into broken cups the other two times as well? What an amazing coincidence.

  49. ydousuk says: Dec 6, 2013 11:43 PM

    alldonesmith says:Dec 6, 2013 10:38 PM

    Anyone else as tired of these cheaters as I am?
    ———————————————————-

    Ya Aldon, getting a dwi, hitting a tree drunk at seven in the morning and getting indicted on gun charges are ok though huh?

  50. wishingtonredslur says: Dec 6, 2013 11:56 PM

    The cup thing again. Why is the collector always carrying a second cup filled with PEDs? It just seems like a bad plan, like a funeral director bringing a second coffin with a dead body already inside it, you know in case the first one breaks.

  51. mrlaloosh says: Dec 6, 2013 11:59 PM

    As a Saints fan, what I saw Monday night means the Seahawks don’t need this clown. Their backups played better than most starters in the NFL.

  52. kuya206 says: Dec 7, 2013 12:04 AM

    Smoking marijuana is cheating? The PED joke is getting kinda old… Grow a pair

  53. praetorian12 says: Dec 7, 2013 12:15 AM

    I am so glad the trolls still come out for every single Seahawks story… must mean Seattle is still dominating the league.

    Hate on, losers.

  54. guachosporlife says: Dec 7, 2013 12:18 AM

    Attn Seahawks players: I have a Whizzinator for sale, cheap–only used once…and it works (guaranteed).

  55. grandsonofcoach says: Dec 7, 2013 12:26 AM

    So let’s see. Richardson and Browner both Seahawks corners, both on PEDs. No wonder Seattle’s D has been so good. How can this not be a bigger story? It’s at least as advantageous as video taping practices or standing too close to the sideline during a kick return if not more.

  56. belgaron says: Dec 7, 2013 12:27 AM

    ttommytom says:
    Dec 6, 2013 10:42 PM
    He should never have blown off the tests way back when because when you fk the future, the future fks you…
    ———————–

    …he had moved to Canada and was working for another employer. You still taking drug tests for your first employer?

  57. itsmytime11 says: Dec 7, 2013 12:29 AM

    For those of you saying you are tired of these cheaters and so on. Since when was smoking marijuana considered cheating? Actually know what he is accused of before going off.

  58. guachosporlife says: Dec 7, 2013 12:42 AM

    One other thing–It p!sses me off that these jerks put urine collectors jobs in jeopardy by their cheating. These poor guys have to make a living by collecting urine…think about it.

  59. bbwasright says: Dec 7, 2013 12:43 AM

    So the “urine collector used a damaged cup and then poured his urine from that cup into another one?” That would suggest that either the urine collector somehow collected the urine without Browner’s involvement, or that Browner peed into a damaged cup, then watched (without complaining) as the collector poured the sample into a new cup and didn’t say anything about it until the failure was announced.

    In the Army, when we take drug tests, the collector hands us a cup with our information on it, then watches us go into a stall, and come out with it filled. We have every opportunity to examine it to ensure it is clean (sometimes they are still in the sterile wrap, and we watch them label the filled ample cup after we hand it back). If he took a damaged cup and used it, that is on Browner! Idiot.

    The league must really not take their drug program seriously if it is really this sloppy. Of course, it’s must be hard to find people with enough integrity to test players who routinely write checks for $10s of thousands for illegal hits during games. Most of us would be pretty challenged to reject a bribe offer of $10k to look the other way on a drug test. Imagine if your job was to take cups full of pee from millionaire players. I hope they get pay upwards of 6 figures to do so. Otherwise, how would this system’s integrity EVER be beyond suspicion?

  60. keltictim says: Dec 7, 2013 12:50 AM

    Accipterq to answer your questions if I may

    1) yes it’s 2013 not 1953 and weed is illegal. End of story. It doesn’t matter how righteous you think it is or what a couple of states do, until the federal government says its legal, it’s not. You don’t like it? Put the joint down and run for congress.

    2) it’s called collective bargaining. No, I don’t think it’s really fair either but the union agreed to it so, again, end if story.

    Fair or not the man was at stage 3 with that much money on the line if anything screwy happens during a test, before anyone leaves the facility I’m calling my union rep and filing a claim, not waiting for a fail and claiming a Braun happened.

  61. chawk12thman says: Dec 7, 2013 12:59 AM

    This isn’t an alleged PED violation, so those of you that are talking about cheating should excuse yourselves from this blog.

    This is about a substance abuse issue and while we shouldn’t condone it, his argument is somewhat compelling. This is in a first time violation that without due process is being unfairly treated as a third time violation.

    I truly hope that he is not able to compete on the FA market next spring. I hope that it is due to his being treated fairly and getting a 4 game suspension, as typically is handed out. Then, I hope that the Seahawks sign him or franchise him and lock him up for next season and beyond.

    Go Hawks!

  62. bamboozle99 says: Dec 7, 2013 1:50 AM

    Seahawks *

  63. mclovin07 says: Dec 7, 2013 2:49 AM

    I’ve seen about 5 Seattle games this year. That said, their secondary gets away with murder on WR’s. Seriously, I have to question how the officials miss it. It’s blatantly obvious….

  64. omeimontis says: Dec 7, 2013 2:50 AM

    It is Browner’s words against the urine collector’s words.

  65. peehergriphon says: Dec 7, 2013 3:01 AM

    Fool me once, shame on u, fool me twice, shame on me… Cant use the same excuse again. Come on man!

  66. Derwin Worrell says: Dec 7, 2013 3:18 AM

    Browner won’t get suspend a year. He has no business in stage 3 in the first place. He wasn’t in the league. That’s ridiculous! NFL also slander his name with false report. He wasn’t suspend for PED’s. He will sue them and win. The NFL is trying to save face right now that’s why they’re trying to negotiate. I expect Browner to play again this year. The NFL will have egg on there face.

  67. bnwpnw says: Dec 7, 2013 3:21 AM

    The report wasn’t from Michael Silver was it?

    Oh I see it was from some other reporter. Which means it might actually be true.

  68. buffalodiehard says: Dec 7, 2013 3:57 AM

    If I’m running a drug testing company I have one golden rule: no more screwing around! Seriously athletes use the same defense every time and keep winning. You have one set of rules for the freakin urine and do it exactly the same every time. It’s like an assembly line. If you try to change it up you’re fired!

  69. posmoo says: Dec 7, 2013 4:00 AM

    nimbushex says: Dec 6, 2013 10:21 PM

    “The substance-abuse policy requires that a decision be issued within a reasonable time.”
    Is this seriously a written rule? Does “reasonable time” have a definition, or is it completely open to interpretation like seemingly every other rule the NFL makes?

    ——–

    you’ll be terrified to learn that the term *reasonable* in ten thousand different configurations is a foundation stone of the anglo-american jurisprudence. customary, reasonable, substantial, material. what do you think lawyers spend their time arguing about?

  70. mleejohnson1967 says: Dec 7, 2013 4:03 AM

    I moved here from the Bay Area when I was 15 and have live in Seattle for 31 years. Seattle is a wonderful city but it’s impossible to handle the same cloudy, dreary gray sky day after day for 8 months in a row. We’ve been lucky for the last few years to get a few days of sunlight in the winter (probably global warming), but generally by February I’m ready to jump out of a window of the tallest building I can find.

    I don’t fault anyone here for taking drugs because you need to do whatever you can to cope. Yes, some people like the weather, but most of us need to see the sun for more than the period between July 5th (it almost always rains on the 4th of July) and September 30th. The weather is definitely the reason why Seattle is the suicide capital of the United States.

  71. darealdeuceswild22 says: Dec 7, 2013 4:07 AM

    I find it hilarious every time these athletes claim that it’s mishandled so it tested positive for weed or adderall. Now I’m not knocking either one, cuz I hardly obtain from either. If you truly have ADHD then yes it’s a God’s sent. But it’s impossible to switch from one container to the next and create a positive test. So the argument is not that he cheated but that yes I cheated but the collector handle my sample unprofessionally? Well then if true the obvious answer would be fire the collector and suspend Browner…

  72. msclemons67 says: Dec 7, 2013 4:52 AM

    This is rich. Browner trying to use the same excuse as Ricky “Braun” Sherman.

    Cheating Pete hasn’t changed the playbook since he fled USC. Luckily for him they don’t vacate wins in the NFL.

  73. joetoronto says: Dec 7, 2013 5:03 AM

    The NFL needs to get up there and test all these Seahawk players, ASAP.

  74. hawkstradamus says: Dec 7, 2013 5:06 AM

    Best way to pass a drug test. Piss on the outside of the cup.

  75. losntina69 says: Dec 7, 2013 6:35 AM

    If Browner knew about the cup being tainted why is that we are hearing about it now? If that was me and I knew that it was tainted that day I would be in the NFL office telling them what happened just to cover my butt. I wouldn’t wait until I was suspended to let everyone know.

  76. FinFan68 says: Dec 7, 2013 6:59 AM

    I am pretty sure the cup wasn’t damaged when initially given to the player. It seems the seahawks players break the cup when they know it will test positive.
    In over 20 years in the military and direct involvement with the testing program for 4 years, I never saw a single damaged cup. I guarantee the players are cracking the cups.

  77. lolo376 says: Dec 7, 2013 7:13 AM

    He’s going to drag this out so he doesn’t miss any playoff games. They should stop making deals and start the suspension now! I wish I was able to make a deal every time I did something I wasn’t supposed to.

  78. mizzousooner says: Dec 7, 2013 8:09 AM

    Seadderall Weedhawks

  79. bunjy96 says: Dec 7, 2013 8:14 AM

    accipiterq says: Dec 6, 2013 10:20 PM

    I am absolutely baffled by two facts in this:

    1) We’re still coming down on people for smoking marijuana. It’s 2013, not 1953. Get over it. It’s no worse than getting stupid-drunk, in fact it’s probably better.

    2) How on Earth is the NFL able to subject someone who was not part of the league to any sort of expectation of conduct, and furthermore to participate in the drug testing program?

    ….

    1. It makes no difference what you or anyone else thinks about weed. The federal law says its illegal.
    So until it’s changed why do you and others keep bringing it up? Or are you just ignorant of the federal law?

    2. Ask the players why they allowed this in the latest CBA? The NFL league is just following what the players signed and agreed to. Ask De Morris why, don’t blame the league.

  80. dexterismyhero says: Dec 7, 2013 8:15 AM

    @chawkup says: Dec 6, 2013 10:08 PM

    The opportunity to cross-examine an adverse witness is a fundamental tenet of any fair justice system. So before you all begin ripping BB, give some thought to how you would feel if your ability to work in your chosen field was being threatened and your employer refused to produce a key witness who provided the so-called damning evidence that was being used against you.
    ==================================
    Damning evidence? Key witness? Browner’s assertion that he poured the sample into another cup is laughable. What are you, a law school dropout?

  81. bloodisred says: Dec 7, 2013 8:32 AM

    The PED comments on Browner prove most people don’t understand there’s a difference between the NFL’s policies on PED and substance abuse OR they have extremely poor reading comprehension skills.
    Browner was/is in ‘Stage Three’ of the substance abuse program for failure to submit to a test while he was out of the league — unemployed. So while his current test may/may not contain drugs or alcohol, automatic dismissal for a year should and must be challenged.

  82. stunzeed5 says: Dec 7, 2013 8:34 AM

    I’ve pee’d in the cup prob close to 100 times in my 20+ years in the military with a guy inches from my junk watching natural flow. My brothers and sisters in arms have as well….and I’ve NEVER heard of the theatrics or buffoonery the NFL collection program encounters; unreal. “Damaged cup?”….hahaha right!

  83. joeyashwi says: Dec 7, 2013 8:48 AM

    How is it that every cup the Seahawks seem to use is damaged? These things aren’t Dixie cups.
    And to the person who defends Browner by saying pot shouldn’t disallow him to play, I’m sorry but rules are rules. If I had the chance to play in the NFL I certainly wouldn’t jeopardize it by doing stupid things that will get me suspended.
    I’m tired of these guys trying to find a loophole technicality to get out of these situations. Man up, take your punishment, and move on.

  84. osiris33 says: Dec 7, 2013 9:03 AM

    “all the PED”

    Yeah, there’s a whole 2 players on the roster that have ever tested positive for PED’s, and no proof that steroids were involved. Adderall is not a steroid, FYI. As to weed, if making you order a pizza and then crash is a “performance enhancement,” that’s news to me.

    That makes 50 clean players on the roster who beat your butts up and down the field. That’s why you really troll this team, because you know how much better the Seahawks are than your precious Stealers or Broncos or 49ers. Well, if you’re already sick of the Seahawks, I’d suggest you turn off the TV for the next 5 years, because you’re going to get a face full of them.

  85. zonarob says: Dec 7, 2013 9:17 AM

    Nice to see I’m not the only person out there who views the Seattle Seahawks as one huge roid rage on the field. And I’m sure Carroll will skip town before S hits the fan like he did at USC

  86. zonarob says: Dec 7, 2013 9:26 AM

    Osiris33 sorry to break the news but your window in Seattle is way less than 5 yrs. You guys have a lot of young talent you got for next to nothing. They’re not going to play for league minimum forever and Seattle can’t afford that. I believe this season is your window.

  87. wishingtonredslur says: Dec 7, 2013 10:06 AM

    I have never in my life urinated on a joint I found in a sterile pee cup. I can’t imagine the turn of events that would take. So Browner is saying the urine collector hid his joint in the back up cup and then out of necessity poured Browner’s pee on it. Why would a sterile pee cup come laced with THC?

    Pete Carrol should be charged with fraud, he very specifically said at the beginning of the season “we’re cleaner” as in the team is cleaner. Then he exploded spraying Adderall all over the field.

  88. dhardy8207 says: Dec 7, 2013 10:29 AM

    jaxbeachjagsfan says:

    “I wonder what name urine collectors have come up with when they tell people what they do.”

    ————————————————–

    Medical Lab Technician would be the appropriate title…

  89. briang123 says: Dec 7, 2013 11:01 AM

    The collector is the problem. No different than the Ryan Braun case

  90. dedicatedhawkfan says: Dec 7, 2013 11:18 AM

    All you Seahawks bashers are just too smart for the Seahawks. You have exposed the whole entire roster of being cheaters, including the coach. the whole PED using, pot smoking team is quite obvious a poor example of a professional sports team. Have you seen the stash of brownies they keep under the bench? Its right there for ya’ll to see, that and the good bags of PEDS.
    As in EVERY profession in the country, there are a few who do not follow the rules and pay the consequences. However, accusing the entire roster and coach of crap just smacks of bitterness and jealousy that your own team isn’t as good as ours. Every team has had a positive test or two down the stretch. or in some instances, gun pulling, crazy shooting car wrecking fools. /worry about your own team and how they will hold up the next time our teams meet.

  91. raiderlyfe510 says: Dec 7, 2013 11:22 AM

    Seadderall Seahawks need a asterisk if they win a Super Bowl. Everybody knows that adderall masks PEDs in a urine test. Too many of those fools got popped for Adderall to not think the Seahawks aren’t a steroid factory.

    Looks like Jim Mora Jr wasn’t lying when he said Pete Carroll cheats.

  92. bamafan63 says: Dec 7, 2013 11:28 AM

    just sit out and learn your lesson and come back better than ever when you are eligible to come back.

  93. osiris33 says: Dec 7, 2013 12:15 PM

    zonarob sorry to burst your bubble but our owner is the richest man in professional sports which means he can afford to pay bonuses that other owners can’t. This means the salaries can be prorated over 6 years at much lower cap numbers than other teams. Couple that with the 2015 rise in the salary cap & the Seahawks should be able to keep all their stars with room to spare. Add to that their continuing ability to find guys in the lower rounds & we’re looking at 2 of the next 4 Super Bowls at a minimum. There are guys on our practice squad that you’ve never heard of that are better than your starters.

    Get used to seeing the Seahawks playing in February pal.

  94. seahawksteven777 says: Dec 7, 2013 12:39 PM

    People are just clueless. Smoking weed and taking Adderall help you to cheat? Give me a break.

    How is Pete Carroll a cheater? Oh yeah, because some player named Reggie Bush accepted things from someone outside the school? That totally means Carroll is a cheater…

    Carroll is the COACH, not the players personal babysitter for everything they do.

  95. hawkman4life says: Dec 7, 2013 1:32 PM

    When I first started reading this article then the comments, I was surprised that the majority of comments were by trolling bozos who are illiterate and lack simple comprehension skills.

    1. This is not about PEDs. That comment is tired and played out like Brittany Spears and just as irrelevant to the subject.
    2. Amazing drunken driving and things like sexual abuse while on the town or discharging a weapon at someone is deemed as a bump in the road for your team while smoking a joint is seen as reason to suspend an entire team by lesser teams. (Fan preference it seems)
    3. Last I checked, Pete has never handed out drugs of ANY sort to his players and a couple of the reported PED uses were tested prior to them joining the Hawks.
    MOST IMPORTANT
    4. Not one fan have I talked to condones any use of any illegal drug of any kind and I can guarantee none of the seattle coaches do as well. To make such a claim is just ignorant and only shows the jealousy that burns at your craw as you watch a dominant team that isn’t using any drugs, slap your team down.

    If Seattle was a bottom dweller as they have been in the past, you wouldn’t be here trolling and the news would be irrelevant. Grow up…it is a game in the end. Field a better team and quit your whining already!

  96. mattf97 says: Dec 7, 2013 1:39 PM

    Yep, I completely agree with everyone in the comments here, Browner is a huge cheater for smoking weed, gives him an unfair advantage over so many players

  97. hawkman4life says: Dec 7, 2013 1:52 PM

    To all those who say the Seattle corners hold every play and the only reason they are called good know nothing of football and in essence are saying the NFL is cheating in favor of the Hawks. This is absurd when in the same sentence say Seattle will never win a SB. I see offensive pass interference, defensive pass interference all the time by all teams all the time. You sound pathetic at best. Lets just call it for what it is…jealousy in its simplist form. Would be nice to see more informative and in depth conversation and not just ignorant blathering.

  98. nagaswan says: Dec 7, 2013 1:53 PM

    They tamper with the cup while they are peeing. This is not rocket science.

  99. novoodoo4409 says: Dec 7, 2013 2:49 PM

    Seachicks – until you win a SB….ssshhhhh….you’ve done nothing yet and you’re only a good regular season team…..

    Saints Lombardi : 1

    Seachicks : 0

    Enjoy the win last Monday night….will be your last….

    Who dat, we dat….

    We have a Lombardi….you’ve got PED’s…lmao…

  100. hawkman4life says: Dec 7, 2013 3:28 PM

    novoodoo4409 says:
    Seachicks – until you win a SB….ssshhhhh….you’ve done nothing yet and you’re only a good regular season team…..

    Saints Lombardi : 1

    Seachicks : 0

    Enjoy the win last Monday night….will be your last….Who dat, we dat….We have a Lombardi….you’ve got PED’s…lmao…
    ____________________________________________

    Saints win one SB since their inception in 1967 (first year they played) and you act like they are the greatest since sliced bread! They have been irrelevant for most of their existence prior and mostly just a means for teams to recover from a loss.

    Saints all time winning percentage? 43.63% …Seattle? 48%
    Playoff appearances: saints 9, seattle 12.

    Founding year of the hawks? 1976…9 years AFTER the saints. So you win one SB… nice…as a franchise not much history to brag about and statisticaly much worse than Seattle!

  101. mizzousooner says: Dec 7, 2013 3:56 PM

    Adderall itself is a PED, its speed! Plus is masks other PED’s.

    Sherman should be sat down for at least a year.

  102. hawksrock12 says: Dec 7, 2013 4:15 PM

    @novoodoo4409

    I see you’re still hurtin’ from that monday night beatdown. There’s more a comin’…

  103. TIM says: Dec 7, 2013 9:35 PM

    Anyone who believes any of these Seattle players were ONLY using Weed is delusional.
    It is against the CBA for a team or for the League to say what specifically the suspension is for, so that leaves it up to the player and his agent to say whatever they want to say it was.
    They all say it was just Weed. Yeah right !

    And they don’t pump noise in over their loud speaker system either,lol.

    Even since Carroll showed up it’s been team policy to cheat in any way possible.Holding and PI on every receiver on every play is the norm,because that is what Pete teaches ! I would not be surprised if Pete has the trainers handing out PED’s in the locker room and making it mandatory to use them,lol.

  104. omeimontis says: Dec 7, 2013 10:04 PM

    Looks like the Seahawks would be foolish to re-sign him, because he may be suspended. Richard Sherman is another potential free agent. So, their defense can take a big hit next years because of free agency.

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