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Brandon Browner rejects reduced substance abuse deal

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08:43 AM ET 12.07 | A nearly three-month reduction from what's supposed to be a one-year ban for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy was not a sweet enough deal for Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner, who recently turned down the offer and will continue his appeal, sources told FOX Sports. he sources said the NFL offered Browner the chance to accept his suspension now, sit out the rest of this season, remain suspended through the offseason and be eligible for reinstatement at the start of next October, when the 2014 regular season is still in its first few weeks. That would have allowed Browner to return to action well before December, which is how long he'll sit out if he loses his appeal in the coming weeks. But the 29-year-old Browner is set to be a free agent this offseason and realizes his market value will be greatly damaged if he's suspended when the market opens in March. By the time October rolls around, there likely will be no starting jobs available and no lucrative multi-year offers like the ones usually thrown around in the first days of free agency.

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December 7, 2013  09:11 AM ET

"Browner is claiming the urine collector used a damaged cup and then poured his urine from that cup into another one. "


There, ya see? It was all just a big mistake.

December 7, 2013  09:14 AM ET

Poor Seattle, they just keep getting these false positives.

December 7, 2013  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"Browner is claiming the urine collector used a damaged cup and then poured his urine from that cup into another one. "There, ya see? It was all just a big mistake.

That defense worked well for Ryan Braun.

December 7, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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That defense worked well for Ryan Braun.

No, no. This time it was the "cup" itself that was damaged. Hey, happens all the time. Go tot he cupboard, grab a cup, and it is a fifty fifty chance it is just no good and that coffee you poured in to it turns to Rum.

December 7, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

No, no. This time it was the "cup" itself that was damaged. Hey, happens all the time. Go tot he cupboard, grab a cup, and it is a fifty fifty chance it is just no good and that coffee you poured in to it turns to Rum.

Sounds like instead of rum, it turned into w(h)ine.

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December 7, 2013  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Browner's in pretty deep s hit.

lousy timing with free agency coming up.

December 7, 2013  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"Browner is claiming the urine collector used a damaged cup and then poured his urine from that cup into another one. "There, ya see? It was all just a big mistake.

Couldn't he just ask for a good cup and do a re-pizz?

December 7, 2013  11:27 AM ET

Bloody stoner he acts and thinks like that human pile of trash a-rod. Ban that butt wipe for life now.

December 7, 2013  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

lousy timing with free agency coming up.

Apparently Browner thinks his market value isn't tarnished already.

He'll be employed next season, but maybe not for as much as he and his agent think he is entitled to.

December 7, 2013  01:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Apparently Browner thinks his market value isn't tarnished already. He'll be employed next season, but maybe not for as much as he and his agent think he is entitled to.

There is that part, but that is where the agent comes in to play. That " signing bonus money" millions of it that is capped out over the length of the contract. He keeps that money and loses his "minimum" salary listed for that first year....

Goodell, time to do your job on that sort of stuff. You suspend him for a year and he loses $600,000 after receiving a $10 million signing bonus???? That is the game now.

December 7, 2013  02:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

There is that part, but that is where the agent comes in to play. That " signing bonus money" millions of it that is capped out over the length of the contract. He keeps that money and loses his "minimum" salary listed for that first year....Goodell, time to do your job on that sort of stuff. You suspend him for a year and he loses $600,000 after receiving a $10 million signing bonus???? That is the game now.

They need to have these problems affect the team and their salary cap. When the team takes a hefty hit to the salary cap solar plexus because of player PED use then teams are going to stop hiring steroid starters.

December 7, 2013  02:59 PM ET

Ban the **** for life.

December 7, 2013  03:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

lousy timing with free agency coming up.

This will costly him dearly, but at least Seattle doesn't have to give any SB rings back.

December 7, 2013  03:46 PM ET

Go Hawks!!!

December 7, 2013  11:15 PM ET

They do not have any SB rings to give back. LMFAO!!

December 8, 2013  12:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Ban the **** for life.

Too easy...

Trade him to the Vikes.

Better yet....


Trade him to Houston.

December 8, 2013  12:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

They do not have any SB rings to give back. LMFAO!!

Well, they HAD a Super Bowl ring...

Dang refs refs took them in the SB against Pittsburgh. Well, that's what their fans will tell you.

 
December 8, 2013  06:32 AM ET

guilty?

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