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    Another Seahawk facing suspension

    Walter Thurmond facing suspension. Can't say I'm not surprised.
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    The Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” secondary may look a lot less intimidating for the next month or so. Already that group is without an injured Brandon Browner, and now fellow cornerback Walter Thurmond is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, Ian Rapoport reported on the “NFL Gameday Morning” Sunday.

    According to Rapoport, Thurmond has appealed that penalty (which is not PED-related), but he will drop that appeal early this week. The Seahawks are on their bye in Week 12.

    After that, though, the schedule cranks up, starting with a Week 13 Monday night showdown against the Saints. New Orleans (9-2) currently stands as the biggest obstacle between Seattle (10-1) and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. The Seahawks hold a 3.5-game lead in the NFC West; they travel to San Francisco in Week 14.

    Thurmond’s impending suspension is just the latest in a long line of hits the team has taken under the league’s substance-abuse policy. Bruce Irvin sat out the first four games on 2013, while Browner and Richard Sherman each was hit with a four-game suspension in 2012 on account of Adderall use (Sherman’s punishment was overturned on appeal). Offensive lineman Allen Barbre and CB Winston Guy also had to deal with four-game bans last season, while ex-Seahawk lineman John Moffitt missed a quarter of the 2011 campaign.

    49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said back during training camp that he’s “definitely noticed” the recent string of problems for the Seahawks.

    “It has no place in an athlete’s body. Play by the rules,” Harbaugh said. “You always want to be above reproach, especially when you’re good, because you don’t want people to come back and say, ‘They’re winning because they’re cheating.’ That’s always going to be a knee-jerk reaction in my experience, ever since I was a little kid.

    We want to be above reproach in everything and do everything by the rules. Because if you don’t, if you cheat to win, then you’ve already lost, according to (former Michigan coach) Bo Schembechler. And Bo Schembechler is about next to the word of God as you can get in my mind. It’s not the word of God, but it’s close.”

    Seattle’s depth in the defensive backfield certainly will be tested by the latest misstep. Thurmond’s role figured to increase with Browner shelved, but the extra responsibilities now will fall to Jeremy Lane and Byron Maxwell. That duo has combined to play 213 snaps this season, per Pro Football Focus, less than half of the 462 snaps Browner and Thurmond have seen.

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    I forgot to put quotes around the post but it won't let me when I try and edit it? What the hell.

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    I'm guessing it's for weed. He probably thought it was fine since it's legal here.

    Either that or he's just an idiot like a lot of other gifted athletes who like to throw wrenches into their careers by doing something so petty as smoking weed.

    You also forgot to spell "Seahawk" correctly.

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    Maxwell and Lane can just step in its not like we were going to able to count on Thurmond being healthy.


    Just about that action boss.

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    Did anyone see this article on Sam Hurd recently?

    “Whatever was considered the loudest weed in California — I wanted a notch above that,” Hurd told the site, saying he would import two to 10 pounds at a time from the West Coast. “I had educated myself on different strains and potencies and growing techniques. I was very selective. It was like wine.”

    Hurd also said he smoked marijuana and sold it at cost to several friends during his time in Dallas, including “20 to 25” teammates on the Cowboys.

    Hurd didn’t mention any players by name, aside from former Cowboys safety Patrick Watkins, but according to his estimate, which he called “conservative,” at least half of the NFL smokes weed during the season and can avoid testing positive for the substance by knowing when the annual sample will be collected.
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/s...cowboys-111213

    If this is true, I'm surprised more people don't get caught.

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    Let the excuses fly.....

    3....2....1.....

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    Top 5 in suspensions

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    KJR 950 Seattle's Dave Mahler hears that Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond III's four-game suspension is for marijuana.
    Via rotoworld



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    Quote Originally Posted by Iansnightout View Post
    I'm guessing it's for weed. He probably thought it was fine since it's legal here.

    Either that or he's just an idiot like a lot of other gifted athletes who like to throw wrenches into their careers by doing something so petty as smoking weed.

    You also forgot to spell "Seahawk" correctly.
    He should of known better he was probably tested for this before and caught but i knew once the State allowed Marijuana to be legal they were going to do it and wouldn't care.


    Just about that action boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDawk4Prez View Post
    Let the excuses fly.....

    3....2....1.....
    It helps his cataracts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateyB24 View Post
    He should of known better he was probably tested for this before and caught but i knew once the State allowed Marijuana to be legal they were going to do it and wouldn't care.
    Yeah. It's just stupid. Weed is legal in Washington state but if my employers drug tested me and I had it in my system, I'd get fired.

    Just because it's legal in a state doesn't mean you're allowed to smoke it.

    People are stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iansnightout View Post
    It helps his cataracts.
    Figures.

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    Seahawks home of Tren, Deca, Test E and P, Winstrol, lol now weed


    You mad Bill?!

    Let's Go HEAT!!!

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    Somehow a Russell Wilson argument will come out of this thread about a player caught smoking weed.
    He felt that one



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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamMelo15 View Post
    Somehow a Russell Wilson argument will come out of this thread about a player caught smoking weed.
    Would you rather buy weed from Russell Wilson or RG3?


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