Seahawks Sherman Wins Appeal – Won’t Face Suspension
Cornerback Richard Sherman has been informed that he won his appeal, contesting a positive test for a banned substance. As a result, Seattle’s starting left cornerback is not expected to be suspended, and will be available for the regular-season finale and into the playoffs. Sherman, a second-year cornerback, has intercepted seven passes this season, tied for second-most in the league.
Sherman and fellow starting cornerback Brandon Browner both tested positive for a banned substance, according to the league. Sherman appealed his result. He had a hearing last week, arguing that a second cup — with a broken seal — was used during Sherman’s urine test. Browner will return from suspension for the playoffs, meaning Seattle will have both of its starting cornerbacks available when it begins the postseason. Sherman used his Twitter account to indicate he won. In a subsequent text message, he responded to a question whether he would be suspended. “Not at all,” he wrote.
The Seattle Times