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NFL: Seahawks CB Brandon Browner Suspended Indefinitely
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NFL: Seahawks CB Brandon Browner Suspended Indefinitely

Dec 19 2013, 8:44pm CST | by

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was suspended indefinitely by the NFL for substance abuse.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Dec. 18. According to Tony Drovetto of the Seahawks' official website, Browner was suspended "for violating the...

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NFL: Seahawks CB Brandon Browner Suspended Indefinitely

Dec 19 2013, 8:44pm CST | by

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was suspended indefinitely by the NFL for substance abuse.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Dec. 18.

According to Tony Drovetto of the Seahawks' official website, Browner was suspended "for violating the League's Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse." The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta notes the suspension was originally for one year when news about it first broke out in late November. 

Browner allegedly used non-performance ehancing drugs, specifically marijuana, per Condotta. The length of the latest suspension was based on the fact that Browner is a Stage 3 offender as he tested positive as a member of the Denver Broncos eight years ago and he also missed several drug tests "while playing in the Canadian Football League from 2007-10," the same report stresses. 

He tried to appeal the suspension, but was denied, according to a league source who informed ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. In the same ESPN report, Browner "turned down an opportunity to reduce the ban by nearly three months," citing multiple sources. 

In a separate Dec. 19 update, Condotta reports Browner is set to file an appeal for a second time, "including a possible lawsuit," in order to clear his name. The information was obtained from the player's agent, Peter Schaffer. 

Schaffer told Condotta several legal issues are involved in the possible lawsuit, including fundamental unfairness, Brown's right to refuse to take drug tests when he was unemployed and breach of confidentiality. 

The agent had a telephone conversation with ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio and said,"We will continue to exhaust all administrative remedies. If not successful, we will sue the living daylights out of the league."

With these, Drovetto cites a tweet from the Seattle cornerback:

"I want to thank the Seahawks organization for the incredible opportunity they gave me when they took a chance on a player who was out of the NFL and playing in the CFL for 4 years. I also want to thank all of my teammates, coaches, trainers, staff and the 12's for their support, respect and friendship and for helping me grow into the player, father, and person I am today.

"I have been treated with nothing but first class by everyone associated with the Seattle Seahawks and for that I am forever grateful. Although I disagree with the circumstances surrounding my suspension, I accept responsibility for all my actions and I apologize for any that causes any unflattering reflections of my family and the Seahawks. 

"I believe in my innocence and will continue to fight with all legal resources available to me. Go Hawks!!!"

Schaffer confirmed to Condotta that Browner had no ill feelings toward the Seahawks. The agent also downplayed reactions on the Internet about the suspension which label the Seattle cornerback as a cheater. Instead, Schaffer calls Browner "a champion in everything he has done." 

Browner was suspended for four games in 2012 for PED use, per The Seattle Post-Intelligncer's Nick Eaton. For his latest indefinite suspension, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora says he can only apply for reinstatement to the NFL after a year. 

For being asked to sit out the final two games of the 2013 NFL season, Browner will be docked approximately $80,920 -- equal to two game checks worth $65,294 and two roster bonuses worth $15,626, says USA Today Sports' Tom Pelissero. 

Pelissero also adds Browner, who had 18 tackles and one interception in 2013, most likely has seen his Seahawks career come to an end. 

 

 
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