Sherman wins appeal of four-game suspension

Sherman was a Pro Bowler last season and is a Pro Bowl alternate this season.

(SportsData) — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman found out Thursday that he has won the appeal of his four-game suspension for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs.

Sherman was reportedly suspended for the use of Adderall, but argued that his urine specimen was contaminated during the testing process. The NFL has not announced its decision yet, but Sherman and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll both mentioned it on Twitter.

Sherman simply tweeted “I won.” He later followed up with a tweet that read: “Thank you @nfl for upholding the truth! To the 12s Thank you your faith is rewarded! Thank you lord ”

“Congrats to Richard Sherman for winning his appeal! Happy for him & it’ll be great to have him with us as we move forward,” Carroll said via Twitter.

Had Sherman lost his appeal, and the four-game length of the suspension had stood, he would not have been eligible to play again this season unless the Seahawks played more than three postseason games.

Sherman was suspended along with fellow Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner on Nov. 28. Browner is serving his suspension and will be eligible to return to the team following Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams.

 

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