The NFL was set to suspend Brandon Browner for an entire season before he threatened to sue them over how his suspension came about. Lawsuit is a heavy word to throw around Corporate America and the NFL buckled at the very whisper of the word.
As a result, Browner has avoided a year-long ban from the NFL and has been officially reinstated — for now. While he dodged a lengthy suspension, a penalty is coming nonetheless and it’s coming in the form of a ban to start the 2014 season.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Browner will serve an indefinite suspension at the start of the 2014 as part of his deal with the league to drop the year-long ban and earn reinstatement.
As part of his settlement with the NFL for reinstatement, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner is expected to be suspended for some length of time to open the 2014 season, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
It’s unknown how long the suspension will be, but Browner first needs to find a team for this to really affect him. He’s a free agent his offseason and his looming ban to start the season will likely lower his value even more than it already was to start.