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

Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond facing a 4-game suspension

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, according to NFL Network Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Thurmond was going to appeal, but is dropping it to return in time for the playoffs according to Rapoport.

Rapoport is reporting that Thurmond’s suspension is non-PED related. Seahawks players have routinely run into problems with the NFL’s substance abuse policy for performance enhancing drugs. Specifically in connection with the drug Adderall, which despite being a prescription for ADHD is a performance enhancing drug for those players without prescriptions.

From NFL.com:

Cornerback Walter Thurmond is facing a four-game suspension for violating NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse (non-PED), NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network’s “NFL GameDay Morning,” according to multiple sources informed of the situation.

For the Seahawks it makes their fight for the number one seed in the conference that much more challenging. They’re also without Brandon Browner who is out 4-6 weeks.

“Hopefully, by the end of this week, we’ll know more,” head coach Pete Carroll said earlier this week, via ESPN. “He had a pretty good exam [Monday], I know that. But he has a serious groin pull. It’s not just a pulled muscle. He has some tissue damage and stuff. It’s a severe groin pull. They are talking four to six weeks at best. That’s a long haul.”

 

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