Richard Sherman Wins Suspension Appeal

Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman said all along he was innocent. His confidence was rewarded today as his four game suspension for a banned substance was lifted by the NFL.

Sherman broke the news via his Twitteraccount with two tweets:

“Thank you @nfl for upholding the truth! To the 12s Thank you your faith is rewarded! Thank you lord.”


“I won”

The Inquisitr previously reported that Richard Sherman believed his sample had been contaminated. It appears he was right as the NFL reports that Sherman will not be suspended. Albert Breer of officially broke the news, saying Sherman won his appeal because of a problem with the collection procedure.

Sherman was planning to sue the NFL if he lost his appeal. He made sure to thank his lawyers via Twitter too:

“I want to send a special Thank you to my lawyers Maurice Suh and Heather McPhee couldn’t have done it without them.”

Brandon Browner, Sherman’s Seattle teammate, was also suspended for PED use and initially planned to appeal his suspension. He changed his mind though and decided to serve his suspension. After missing the last three game he will miss the regular season finale and be back for the playoffs.

Beating a suspension and being a major reason your team being in the playoffs is huge for Richard Sherman. If there is any bad news recently it’s that he was snubbed for the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. While that would have been a nice consolation prize the real prize could come in February if the Seattle Seahawks make it to the Super Bowl.

Here is a video discussion about Sherman winning his appeal for suspension:

What do you think, should Richard Sherman have his suspension revoked because of a technicality?