Seattle Seahawks defensive backs Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner have issued a joint statement through the team regarding their appeals for a failed drug tests. Both tested positive for the drug Adderall, a substance banned by the NFL without a prescription:
"To allow our focus to remain on football during the appeal process we will refrain from any further public comments regarding this situation. Thank you for your consideration on this matter."
This was after Sherman talked to reporters a bit earlier in the day:
"Nothing different," he said. "It's not tough at all. This is the same old routine for us. Regardless of what's going on, you just go out there and play football. That's the good thing about the game, you can just go out there and play, you ain't got to worry about nothing. And there's nothing to worry about in the first place."
"It doesn't affect me at all, because it happens like that in life. There are always misunderstandings and mishaps, and all you can do is continue to go about your job the same way you've been going about it and let everything play itself out."
Asked why he didn't seem worried about the possible suspension, Sherman answered, "Because the truth always comes out. You just go on, the process is going to play out how it's going to play out. When you know what you know, you just continue to be confident and continue to go out and play."
Both players are currently appealing their suspensions, and therefore are available to play until a decision on their appeal has been made. The Seahawks travel to Chicago to face the Bears this weekend.