Kam Chancellor has a message for his teammates, which obviously became the trend during their recent players-only meeting. The Seattle Seahawks have been involved in multiple performance-enhancing drug (PEDs) violations over the past two years, and their young safety believes it’s time to quit making mistakes off the field.
Chancellor spoke with SiriusXM Sports Radio on Monday to discuss his team’s issues in the past and what it will take to move on by suggesting that the team needs to “grow up.”
“We had our meeting — the vets put a meeting together to talk to the guys about not making the same mistakes over and over,” Chancellor told the radio show. “You know, we gotta grow up and move past that. So that’s pretty much the message right now — growing up and not making the same mistakes over and over.”
The 25-year-old from Virginia Tech has a good point, as five of his teammates have been busted for PED violations since he’s joined the team. Offensive guard John Moffit, offensive tackle Allen Barbre, defensive back Winston Guy, cornerback Brandon Browner, and defensive end Bruce Irvin have all been suspended at some point over the past two years for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing substances policy.
Kam Chancellor isn’t the only guy in the organization worried about the team’s issues off the field, as head coach Pete Carroll released a statement during a press conference a week ago that expressed the challenges ahead as the Seahawks look to move forward from their suspensions.
“This is a challenge — it’s a challenge for us, and it’s a challenge for the league,” Carroll said at the beginning of his press conference. “The league is doing everything they can to help guys make it through these young careers that they have, from teaching, to instructing, also the punitive side of it.”
He went on to add that the Seahawks are also doing everything they can to keep these suspensions from happening ever again. Chancellor followed by sending his own message to his teammates with the 2014 season just around the corner.
Do you think Kam Chancellor’s decision to step-up and call out his teammates was the right one?
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