Nov 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond (28) runs the ball in for a touchdown after intercepting a pass by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) (not pictured) during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Minnesota 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Walter Thurmond's suspension is for marijuana

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.

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.

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  • skeletony

    Dave “Softy” Mahler can keep his moronic tweets to himself. He would not have called someone having a beer “selfish” now would he? And that is a FAR more harmful and dangerous drug.

  • Immortal Illumined

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING!!!

    it’s legal in Seattle!!! lol, time for the NFL to have their business licenses suspended in the 2 legal states and 20 something other medically legal states until they enact a policy change…..STATES RIGHTS!!!!


  • Choom Gang

    Its legal in WA. F the NFL, hypocrites, they push a much more harmful drug (alcohol).