Seahawks' CB Brandon Browner suspended for substance abuse violation

By Kyle Johnson,

The NFL announced that Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner has been suspended indefinitely after violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Browner appealed on Wednesday, but has already been denied, USA Today reports.

He released a statement on Twitter where he said, "Although I disagree with the circumstances surrounding my suspension, I accept responsibility for all my actions and I apologize for any (sic) that causes any unflattering reflection of my family and the Seahawks." Browner insisted that he was innocent and was not done fighting the suspension.

Browner will lose $80,920 between the two remaining regular season games and will not likely be with the Seahawks again as he is only on a three year contract signed in 2011.

According to The Associated Press, this is Browner's second suspension in two seasons. He was suspended for four games last season for performance-enhancing substances instead.

He joins cornerback and teammate Walter Thurmond who is finishing his four game suspension for violating the substance abuse policy.

USA Today notes that he is suspended for at least a full year, and will be eligible for reinstatement after a year, though there's no guarantee the NFL will.

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