Seahawks cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner have been suspended for drug use

Seahawks CBs apparently do more than just talk trash... they also fail drug tests

11/26/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5138 respect

Dec 1, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner (39) celebrates with teammate Richard Sherman (25) after Browner intercepted a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Eagles 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIREThe Seahawks' secondary loves to talk trash to their opponents, even when they get torched for almost 400 yards and their rookie QB bails them out.

Now, it looks like cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner won't be talking to any opponents for the next 4 games. since they've been suspended for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy.

Apparently it's easy to run your mouth about your barely-over-.500 team when you know you have PED's on your side.

Sherman and Browner will miss the next 4 games, including a tough matchup next Sunday against the Bears, and then key divisional matchups against the 49ers and the Cardinals.

Fortunately for the Seahawks, they also get a game against the Bills sandwiched in there, but this is still a huge blow to the Seahawks, who are currently battling for a playoff spot.

Sherman has already tweeted claims of his innocence, but then again... he tweets a lot of things, doesn't he?
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11/26/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Has anyone noticed how the only thing players are allegedly testing positive for is Adderall? Either NFL locker rooms are like fancy prep schools during finals week, or it's a cover for something else.

11/26/12   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

Wait, I didn't even see this:

"Fortunately for the Seahawks, they also get a game against the Bills sandwiched in there"

The Seahawks are notorious for losing "winnable" games. I hate that word, and I hate when they're favorites, especially on the road. The Miami game this past week scared me on the schedule - unlike most Hawks fans, I didn't count that as a sure win. I don't see them winning against the Bills any more than I see them beating the Bears this week. It feels weird being pessimistic about my team, but when there's a pattern...

11/26/12   |   Pat   |   5138 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
This reads like you're talking trash about the Seahawks. I guess that comes naturally :S

That may have been intentional.

11/26/12   |   Hohlcannon   |   1 respect

It is like speed and it speeds everything up and makes you focus, that's why joe Haden did it

11/26/12   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Adderall just helps you focus...it's like Ritalin... I think it can be a bit like speed too in helping fight fatigue/keeping you alert. Either way, I've never understood why that particular drug is a violation. That being said, it is... and your boys (and many others) knew better. Ugh.

I sorry. Jerks.

"That being said, it is... and your boys (and many others) knew better. Ugh."

Exactly. :sigh:

11/26/12   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

Jess wrote:
Richard Sherman has definitely gained some haters this season, primarily because of his mouth. I've had to bite my tongue reading these reports and all of the comments, because he certainly has brought a lot of it on himself and I get it. What I don't get is all the hate toward the entire team - Hate Pete for doing exactly what every college coach does without getting caught, and then taking a job offered to him at a suspicious time. Hate Sherman and his big mouth. Hate Browner for playing just on that PI line every play (heck, I do). But the Seahawks haven't been good enough to draw such vehemence from so many for no reason whatsoever. 

I don't know if they did it or not...I'm sure they did. It's not steroids, it's Adderall, from what I've been reading. I'm not sure exactly how that makes them better, unless they really do have ADD/ADHD and need it for focus reasons which I'm sure is not the case.

They are appealing this and will play until the appeals process runs its course. Regardless, this is a distraction the Hawks obviously don't need right now even if they are innocent. They shouldn't be in this situation in the first place - there are medical guys who you can ask if you're taking a supplement you don't know for sure about, and considering there are 3 of our guys in the last two weeks it sounds like it might be bigger than just the players.

The thing that sucks in all of this is that the Seahawks were improving all around, not just at corner. This is a step back in a lot of ways. I didn't have a lot of hope for this team to make the playoffs - there's still work to be done and they still need to figure out how to play on the road. But our offense is pulling it together. Our QB is quietly doing his thing, not playing much like a rookie. He set a record yesterday for being the first rookie QB ever to have a passer rating of 125+ in 3 consecutive games. That will all get lost in this mess now. I shouldn't be surprised...as a Seahawks fan, I should be used to the "one step forward, two steps back" B.S.

/novel

Adderall just helps you focus...it's like Ritalin... I think it can be a bit like speed too in helping fight fatigue/keeping you alert. Either way, I've never understood why that particular drug is a violation. That being said, it is... and your boys (and many others) knew better. Ugh.

I sorry. Jerks.

11/26/12   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
This reads like you're talking trash about the Seahawks. I guess that comes naturally :S

Richard Sherman has definitely gained some haters this season, primarily because of his mouth. I've had to bite my tongue reading these reports and all of the comments, because he certainly has brought a lot of it on himself and I get it. What I don't get is all the hate toward the entire team - Hate Pete for doing exactly what every college coach does without getting caught, and then taking a job offered to him at a suspicious time. Hate Sherman and his big mouth. Hate Browner for playing just on that PI line every play (heck, I do). But the Seahawks haven't been good enough to draw such vehemence from so many for no reason whatsoever. 

I don't know if they did it or not...I'm sure they did. It's not steroids, it's Adderall, from what I've been reading. I'm not sure exactly how that makes them better, unless they really do have ADD/ADHD and need it for focus reasons which I'm sure is not the case.

They are appealing this and will play until the appeals process runs its course. Regardless, this is a distraction the Hawks obviously don't need right now even if they are innocent. They shouldn't be in this situation in the first place - there are medical guys who you can ask if you're taking a supplement you don't know for sure about, and considering there are 3 of our guys in the last two weeks it sounds like it might be bigger than just the players.

The thing that sucks in all of this is that the Seahawks were improving all around, not just at corner. This is a step back in a lot of ways. I didn't have a lot of hope for this team to make the playoffs - there's still work to be done and they still need to figure out how to play on the road. But our offense is pulling it together. Our QB is quietly doing his thing, not playing much like a rookie. He set a record yesterday for being the first rookie QB ever to have a passer rating of 125+ in 3 consecutive games. That will all get lost in this mess now. I shouldn't be surprised...as a Seahawks fan, I should be used to the "one step forward, two steps back" B.S.

/novel

11/26/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17638 respect

Wait a team coached by Pete Carroll has players that cheat? There is no way, that never happens when a coach like Pete Carroll is in charge!

11/26/12   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

(Edited by kobe_lova)

This reads like you're talking trash about the Seahawks. I guess that comes naturally :S

11/26/12   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

:sigh: