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Sources: Seahawks CBs Facing Suspension for Substance Use

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The big story out of the NFL this morning, unfortunately, has nothing to do with football.

Citing "league sources," ESPN on Monday was reporting that the Seattle Seahawks' two star cornerbacks, Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, were facing four-game suspensions because of violations of the league's substance abuse policy.

According to the report, both Sherman and Browner have tested positive of adderall--a stimulant that can be used to treat such conditions as ADHD--but both are claiming that they're innocent. The players are allowed to appeal the charges, and that hearing could happen as soon as this week, according to ESPN.

Sherman told NFL.com's Steve Wyche via text message that he had "never" taken adderall, or any other banned substance.

It goes without saying that losing Sherman and Browner would represent a major blow for the Seahawks, who suffered a 24-21 loss to Miami on Sunday and, at 6-5, are battling for a playoff spot. - Tim Hyland

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