Richard Sherman appeal reportedly will be delayed

  • By Dan Hanzus
  • Around the League Writer
  • Updated: Dec. 11, 2012 at 10:39 p.m.

The Seattle Seahawks were hit with a double shot of bad news when it was learned starting cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman had been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Both appealed, though Browner soon changed his mind and began to serve his ban starting with Sunday's 58-0 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Sherman's appeal hearing was scheduled for Friday, but Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports wrote Tuesday that a source familiar with the case said it likely will be delayed beyond that date.

That means Sherman should be on the field again when the Seahawks meet the Buffalo Bills in Toronto on Sunday.

"It's gonna get solved and I think at the end of the day it'll get worked out fine," Sherman told Silver.

Sherman maintains he's done nothing wrong. According to a report by USA Today, Sherman said he drank from a bottle into which a teammate poured a crushed Adderall pill.

If Sherman plays Sunday, the Seahawks will be down to only two possible games in which both their dynamic corners are concurrently on suspension.