Dave Sheldon | Email David.Sheldon@corusent.com
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has had his four game suspension for using performance enhancing drugs overturned by the NFL. Sherman will now be eligible to play for the balance of the season for Seattle in their run to the Super Bowl.
Sherman and teammate Brandon Browner were suspended November 25th after the NFL accused the players of using performance enhancing drugs. Browner took the suspension after contemplating an appeal while Sherman chose to appeal and have a hearing with the NFL appeals board.
Sherman and other NFL players have alleged that the NFL protocols for drug testing are not being followed to teh letter of the current NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement. Sherman did say that if the appeal was denied that he would sue the NFL for defamation.
It is unclear if Browner will appeal the balance of his suspension under the same premise as Sherman. If he doesn't, Browner would only be available for the Seahawks second playoff game and onwards.
The Seahawks are 10-5 on the season and will wrap up their regular season at home versus the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.