The Seattle Seahawks were hit with a double shot of bad news when it was learned starting cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman had been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Both appealed, though Browner soon changed his mind and began to serve his ban starting with Sunday's 58-0 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Sherman's appeal hearing was scheduled for Friday, but the outspoken defender confirmed to NFL.com's Steve Wyche on Wednesday that the procedure will be delayed, with no new date set as yet.
That means Sherman will be on the field again when theSeahawks meet the Buffalo Bills in Toronto on Sunday.
"It's gonna get solved and I think at the end of the day it'll get worked out fine," Sherman told Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports, who reported the possible delay on Tuesday.
Sherman maintains he's done nothing wrong. According to a report by USA Today, Sherman said he drank from a bottle into which a teammate poured a crushed Adderall pill.
If Sherman plays Sunday, the Seahawks will be down to only two possible games in which both their dynamic corners are concurrently on suspension.
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