The Seattle Seahawks got some bad news on Sunday morning when it was learned that cornerback Walter Thurmond, who was filling the void in the starting line up in place of Brandon Browner, had been suspended four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
There is no report on what caused the suspension, but KJR 950 Seattle’s Dave Mahler said that he is hearing Thurmond’s suspension is related to marijuana use.
I’ve been told Thurmond tested positive for marijuana. Just silly. Selfish.
— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) November 24, 2013
Thurmond will not appeal the suspension, so it will begin immediately and he can return in time for the postseason.
Without Thurmond and Browner in the line up, Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane will step up into bigger roles. Maxwell is expected to start at right cornerback, while Lane will be manning the slot.
The good news is that the Seahawks will still have Sherman on the field, so they don’t have to worry about his side.