Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has said that he has won his appeal against the NFL for a four game suspension for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy.
Sherman tweeted the following just after noon on Thursday.
@nfl for upholding the truth! To the 12s Thank you your faith is rewarded! Thank you lord. I won.”
News first broke of his failed test November 28. The league heard his appeal last week. Sherman’s argument was that the cup was leaking at the time that he submitted his urine sample and that there were mistakes made by the tester at the lab. Sherman said a second cup was placed under his cup to stop the leaking and the seal on that second cup was broken.
Sherman said that he would have taken action had the appeal not been overturned.
“I can’t get back playing regardless,” Sherman said. “I can just sue the league, and that’s probably what I’m going to do if they suspend me.”
It turns out now that it will no longer be an issue. Sherman will play on Sunday while the Seahawks look to win the NFC West with a win against the St. Louis Rams coupled with a loss by the San Francisco 49ers against the Arizona Cardinals. Either, way the Seahawks have already secured a postseason berth, and will no longer need to worry about the availability of Sherman going forward.