Brandon Browner Suspended; NFL Star Facing One-Year Ban For Substance Abuse

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Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Browner is reportedly facing a year-long ban for a second violation of the NFL's drug abuse guidelines.


According to's Michael Silver, the upcoming suspension of the star athlete is for an unspecified violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

Originally, Silver reported that the suspension was for performance-enhancing drugs, but he retracted the report. The suspension, however, appears on.

His sources believe this will signal the end to Browner's career with the Seahawks, but the 29-year-old took to Twitter to defend himself, writing:

"I'm not facing suspension for PEDs, it's sad that the NFL is reporting this."

The NFL, of course, has not actually handed down anything officially, while the PED allegation has since been revised by the reporter who broke the story.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is also reporting that the suspension is for a year:

"Seahawks CB Brandon Browner is facing a one-year suspension from NFL for violating substance-abuse policy, per NFL sources. He has appealed."

Browner's contract expires at the end of the season, and he was suspended for the last four games of the 2012 season after testing positive for Adderall.