The Seattle Seahawks had to watch another player get slapped with a suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs and the teams general manager John Schneider has spoken out on the issue. It looks like the Seahawks could be having a PED problem and Schneider wants to make sure this doesn’t become an even bigger problem for the franchise.
Scheider spoke on SiriusXM NFL Radio with Bruce Murray and Rich Gannon and he called Bruce Irvin’s suspension “very disappointing” and he vows that the team will continue to educate players about PEDs.
“This is something we take very seriously here,” Schenider said, via Pro Football Talk. “The league has done a great job of educating guys and we’ve actually gone above and beyond what the league has done. We have a guy in place here that helps our player development people. You do what you can. It’s very disappointing. Pete [Carroll] and I sat down with Bruce. Pete addressed it with the team. Bruce addressed the team.
“And, you know, really good organizations are the organizations that can take body blows. We look at this as a learning opportunity and one that obviously needs to be addressed, but this is also an opportunity for others to step forward.”
Luckily for the Seahawks, they signed Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett during free agency. The defensive end depth allows them to press on without Irvin, but it also makes you wonder if the team knew about the suspension earlier this year.
Hopefully once Irvin is back, the Seahawks can put the failed drug tests behind them and move forward without a surplus of Adderall in their teams facilities.