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Pete Carroll stays silent on Seahawks suspensions

The Seahawks head coach didn't say a word on the suspension of his two star defensive players.

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Scott Boehm

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll refused to comment on the suspension of his two defensive players Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman, Chris Daniels of King 5 in Seattle reported on Monday.

Reports hit the news on Monday that Sherman and Browner both tested positive for Adderall, commonly given as a prescription to treat ADHD. The two now face a four-game suspension.

Both players have said they plan on fighting the suspensions. Carroll in the meantime won't be saying a word.

"I'm not gonna comment about anything about it," said Carroll, "This is a league issue."

Although Adderall is a fairly common drug, the NFL views it as a performance enhancer because it can potentially increase aggression, anxiety and shortness in emotion.

Sherman's agent Kevin Poston told USA Today that there is a good reason for why the substance was found in his client's system. Iff the suspensions are upheld, it will be a huge hit to the Seahawks defensive squad as the team looks to right the ship after a disappointing loss to the Dolphins on Sunday and continue a playoff push.