News

Seahawks’ Browner suspended for substance abuse

Seahawks’ Browner suspended for substance abuse

SIDELINED: Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner has been suspended indefinitely for violating the National Football League's substance abuse policy. Photo: Reuters

(Reuters) – Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner has been suspended indefinitely for violating the National Football League’s substance abuse policy, the NFL said on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old’s suspension begins immediately, the league said in a statement.

According to a league source, Browner turned down a deal that would have “significantly reduced” his initial one-year suspension, NFL.com reported.

A Pro Bowl selection in 2011, Browner had argued that he missed drug tests while not competing in the NFL, though that appeal was denied because the league had notified him of those tests in writing.

Browner was also suspended for four games last season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy.

Browner, who signed with the Seahawks and started every game of the 2011 season, had played eight games during this campaign.

In his absence, Seattle (12-2) has already secured a playoff spot with the best record in the league and can clinch the NFC West division title and home-field advantage in the postseason with a win against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Frank Pingue)

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

bill-cosby-WENN

yesterday in Education, News

University in Tennessee cancels Cosby appearance

A university in Tennessee says it has canceled Bill Cosby’s scheduled appearance at a benefit dinner amid sexual assault allegations.

Rob Selkow

yesterday in News

Snow possible late Wednesday night

National Weather Service says the area might see some snow late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.

police-tape-1

yesterday in News

Two injured in crash on Ashland City Rd.

The victims were transported by Lifeflight to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

CPD-car

yesterday in Crime, News

Victim injured after shots fired in Clarksville

Police say a victim was injured Tuesday night after shots were fired into a vehicle on Donna Drive.

blanchfield

Tuesday in Military, News

BACH staff observes Thanksgiving holiday

See what services will be available during the holiday.