Another NFL star has been slammed with a suspension. Brandon Browner, a defensive player for the Seattle Seahawks, will serve a one year suspension from the team, due to his violation of the team’s substance abuse policy.
Brandon Browner is a cornerback for the Seahawks, and due to his breaking of the rules that are set by the NFL, as well as the team, he will be forced to serve a lengthy suspension.
It is likely that he will be dropped from the time after the news is confirmed, since this will be his second suspension for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. He was using performance enhancing drugs last season, which caused him to miss the final four games, but this time, it was reported that he has been using marijuana.
Before the announcement of his second violation, Browner had already been placed on the injured reserve list. It was already questionable whether he would be able to return this season, and now that he has violated the substance abuse policy, it is official that fans will not be able to see him return to the field any time soon.
He will also become a free agent as of March, and it was likely that that the Seahawks would not be re-signing him anyway, based on speculation that had been going around the league. It seems almost certain at this point that the Seahawks will move on without Browner, a player that came to Seattle in 2011, and was named to the 2011 Pro Bowl.
Seahawks CB Brandon Browner is facing a one-year suspension from NFL for violating substance-abuse policy, per NFL sources. He has appealed.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 26, 2013
In addition to Brandon Browner, another cornerback for the Seahwawks, Walter Thurmond, was suspended for four games, which was also due to marijuana usage.
Following the second violation by Brandon Browner, this marks the sixth Seahawks player to be suspended for a drug violation since 2011.
@bbrowner27 Playing for the best team in football wasn't enough? #CMONMAN
— ⚫EI0ne L (@3lone) November 26, 2013
@Seahawks should be exempt from the @nfl marijuana rule. Marijuana is completely legal in Washington. Free @bbrowner27 @WaltThurm3
— Johnny Guthrie (@capitalj253) November 26, 2013
Bradon Browner has violated the league’s substance abuse policy for a second time, and this time it carries a very serious suspension along with it, and will likely get him dropped from the team as well.
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