Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will learn on Thursday whether or not his appeal of a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy will be successful.
If Sherman’s four-game suspension is upheld by the league, he has already planned further action against the NFL.
“It’s not weird at all. Either the truth is going to come out or it’s not,” Sherman said, via the Associated Press. “That’s pretty much all that it comes down to. I can’t get back playing regardless. I can just sue the league, and that’s probably what I’m going to do if they suspend me.”
Today, Sherman also learned that he was not voted to the 2013 Pro Bowl, despite being one of the top cornerbacks in the league.
Sherman was considered by man to be the biggest snub from the game. On the season, Sherman has totaled 61 tackles, a sack, three forced fumbles, seven interceptions and a league leading 23 passes defensed. They were easily Pro Bowl numbers and the snub was obvious.
However, the Pro Bowl snub didn’t appear to phase Sherman.
“It don’t mean nothing,” Sherman said. “I bet you I’ll be on the first-team All-Pro. That means more to me.”
Sherman is right. An All-Pro selection does mean much more than a Pro Bowl bid, but will the PED cloud hurt his chances at the All-Pro squad like it did the Pro Bowl roster? Hopefully not, because it would be a shame to see one of the league’s best players finish an incredible season without any honors.
As for the PED suspension, it doesn’t appear that Sherman will let this go without a fight.