There’s a new flock of dirty birds in the NFL and sadly it’s Russel Wilson’s Seattle Seahawks. Over and over again the organization has told the NFL that’s it’s expressed it’s conern to their players about the use of PEDs and obeying NFL regulations but apparently they don’t want to listen.
Defensive end Bruce Irvin has become the fifth Seahawk to be suspended since 2011 after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance, Seattle veterans took it upon themselves to address the issue internally. Yea because that always works….
Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor on Monday said he and other team leaders recently called a players-only meeting “to talk to the guys about not making the same mistakes over and over.”
“We’ve got to grow up and move past that,” Chancellor told co-host Jim Miller and me on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “That’s pretty much the message right now.”
Irvin will miss Seattle’s first four regular-season games. The Seahawks had hoped Irvin could continue to build on his eight-sack rookie campaign if placed into a starting role replacing Chris Clemons, whose early season availability remains in question as he recovers from reconstructive knee surgery. Though because he chose to take the PED route he’s going to miss his chance and forever be placed into question.
Other Seahawks suspended for PED violations over the past two years were cornerback Brandon Browner, safety Winston Guy, and offensive linemen John Moffitt and Allen Barbre. Cornerback Richard Sherman also tested positive, but his suspension was overturned upon appeal when an arbitrator ruled there were flaws in gathering his urine sample. It’s a shame big mouth Sherman wasn’t also suspended but hey innocent until proven guilty right?