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Bruce Irvin suspended 4 games for PED violation

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02:39 PM ET 05.18 | Seattle Seahawks pass rusher Bruce Irvin has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs, according to Adam Caplan. Irvin will be eligible to return on Monday, Sept. 30 following the team's game against the Houston Texans. Irvin wil be allowed to participate in all offseason activities and will be able to play in preseason games. The suspension was for Adderall, according to Dave Mahler. Irvin did not appeal his suspension, and judging from his statement to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, he has accepted the punishment. "I am extremely disappointed in the poor judgment I showed and take full responsibility for my actions," Irvin said.

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May 18, 2013  02:51 PM ET

Adderall, eh? Apparently there were no chain of custody or specimen handling loopholes for this Seahawk. At least he's owing up to his mistake.

May 18, 2013  03:29 PM ET

The Hawks don't really need this!

May 18, 2013  03:59 PM ET

Wonder what percentage of the league's players would be suspended for Adderall use if every player in the league was tested Monday morning?

May 18, 2013  04:58 PM ET

You can thank Mr Loud Mouth himself for probably getting a lot of league attention directed at Seattle for Adderall abuse. Yeah he got off on what was perceived as a technicality but he just had to mouth off about it.

May 18, 2013  05:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Wonder what percentage of the league's players would be suspended for Adderall use if every player in the league was tested Monday morning?

Mr Loudmouth = Richard Sherman.

According to him 50%.

May 19, 2013  07:20 AM ET
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Mr Loudmouth = Richard Sherman.According to him 50%.

He should have said just 50% of his defensive teammates, because that's how it's starting to look.

This makes six players from the same team to get popped for taking the same drug (including Sherman, who got off on a technicality that did not influence the results of his test)... I'm sure the commish has Sea-Adderall on at least one of his to-do lists.

May 19, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He should have said just 50% of his defensive teammates, because that's how it's starting to look.This makes six players from the same team to get popped for taking the same drug (including Sherman, who got off on a technicality that did not influence the results of his test)... I'm sure the commish has Sea-Adderall on at least one of his to-do lists.

It's probably more like 100% of his defensive teammates and 25% of the rest of the NFL. :^)

May 19, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He should have said just 50% of his defensive teammates, because that's how it's starting to look.This makes six players from the same team to get popped for taking the same drug (including Sherman, who got off on a technicality that did not influence the results of his test)... I'm sure the commish has Sea-Adderall on at least one of his to-do lists.

DA BEARS!


If a player thinks he can get an edge he'll take it. Adderall abuse is widespread.

May 19, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Adderall, eh? Apparently there were no chain of custody or specimen handling loopholes for this Seahawk. At least he's owing up to his mistake.

In Shermans mind he was innocent. Originally he did confess to drinking out of his team mate Browners water bottle ( the one that contained the PED's ) but claiming that he did not know what was in the bottle. Then like you say there was the chain of custody fiasco. If a person drinks from a bottle containing a certain drug and admits to it, why was there a need to test his body ? Browner tested positive + the bottle tested positive+ Sherman drank from the Bottle = If the specimen is contaminated you must acquit. This is the same kind of fuzzy logic that kept O.J. Simpson out of jail for murder.

May 19, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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The Hawks don't really need this!

I wonder if they paid off the referees and umpires this season ? The WR's of the NFL want to know if any ref is going to call pass interference against Seattles secondary or their WR's? Green Bay is also wondering if the NFL will require refs to have their eyes examined before the season starts. Bad officiating in the G.B. vs Seattle game kept G.B. from being the #2 seed.

 
May 19, 2013  10:58 AM ET
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DA BEARS!If a player thinks he can get an edge he'll take it. Adderall abuse is widespread.

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!

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