It was believed Thursday would be a huge day for the Seahawks, with a ruling on Richard Sherman's appeal coming down. It was bigger than they could've imagined, as Sherman tweeted that he won the appeal.
Sherman and fellow Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner were suspended four games for failing a PED test, allegedly for Adderall. Browner dropped his appeal, but Sherman pushed on, reportedly claiming the NFL used a broken specimen cup to collect his sample. Following the Seahawks victory over the 49ers in Week 15, Sherman said that the NFL "broke rules you can't break" when processing his test.
On Thursday, he kept his message a little more simple:
I won— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) December 27, 2012
Actually, Sherman also thanked the NFL for "upholding the truth."
Thank you @nfl for upholding the truth! To the 12s Thank you your faith is rewarded! Thank you lord— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) December 27, 2012
It's a monstrous development for Seattle, as it means that they'll have both Sherman and Browner (who is eligible to return on December 31 after the regular season ends) for the playoffs.
Losing Sherman would've made Seattle, arguably the hottest team in the NFL, much more vulnerable in the secondary. Instead, they're now suddenly a terrifying team to face in the first round of the playoffs, and perhaps just a couple lucky breaks away from hosting a playoff game ... or two.
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