NFL: Seattle Seahawks Hold Team Meeting on Performance-Enhancing Drugs (PED)

The NFL's Seattle Seahawks recently held a team meeting to discuss its issues with performance-enhancing drugs (PED).

May 27 2013, 10:19pm CDT | by

NFL: Seattle Seahawks Hold Team Meeting on Performance-Enhancing Drugs (PED)
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The Seattle Seahawks held a team meeting on a Monday to discuss the team's issues with performance-enhancing drugs (PED). 

No team in the NFL has had more players suspended due to PED use. According to Don Hanzus of NFL.com, "it's the type of reputation that can smear the reputation of a franchise."  

Here was what Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor said as per Hanzus via Sirius XM NFL Radio:

"We had our meeting, the vets put a meeting together to talk to the guys about not making the same mistakes over and over. You know, we gotta grow up and move past that. So that's pretty much the message right now - growing up and not making the same mistakes over and over."

The meeting was apparently prompted by the suspension of defensive end Bruce Irvin, the fifth PED-related suspension of the team since 2011 according to Fox Sports' Alex Marvez. Irvin also acknowledged the positive test earlier this month and will consequently miss the first four regular-season games of the 2013 NFL season. The suspension comes at an inopportune moment for the Seahawks who were hoping Irvin could build on his eight-sack rookie season. 

However, according to Chancellor, Seattle expects Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett to fill in aptly for the suspended Irvin. 

"Bruce is a key part of our defense. But our team is so stacked in our depth. Everybody is so good that whoever steps into that role, they'll do their job, so we shouldn't miss a beat."

The string of PED-related supsensions began in 2011 when offensive lineman John Moffitt was suspended for four games for violating the NFL's PED policy. In May of 2012, another Seahawks lineman, Allen Barbre (who now plays for the Philadelphia Eagles), was ordered to sit out four games. 

Defensive backs Winston Guy and Brandon Browner also followed suit during the course of the 2012 season. 

CBS Sports' John Breech lists the NFL teams with three or more PED suspensions since 2010 via ESPN.com:

Five suspensions - Seattle Seahawks

Four suspensions - Denver Broncos, New York Giants

Three suspensions - New England Patriots, Washington Redskins, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, St. Louis Rams

The Seahawks, one of the league's best defensive teams, finished second in the NFC West with an 11-5 record in 2012. They lost, 30-28 to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Divisional Round on a 49-yard Matt Bryant field goal with eight seconds remaining. 

 

 
 
 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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