Brandon Browner had sat out the final four regular-season games of 2012 for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) -
The NFL officially suspended Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner for an indefinite period on Wednesday after he lost his appeal for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy.
Browner had been facing a potential one-year ban as a second-time offender, but NFL.com reported that he turned down an offer by the NFL to reduce the penalty and instead opted to fight the verdict. When the appeal was denied, the league announced the indefinite suspension, meaning he now faces a possible banishment beyond 12 months.
The impending free agent had sat out the final four regular-season games of 2012 for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance last year, then returned for Seattle's two playoff contests.
Leadership lacking in Dallas
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Fans tend to embrace passionate coaches and it's not all that hard to understand why.
They care so much about their favorite teams that it's comforting to see the guy in charge wear his emotions on his sleeve.
That's not to say you have to be a Mike Ditka-type to succeed. Plenty of reserved mentors over the years have reached the pinnacle of the profession and no city should understand that better than Dallas.