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Seahawks safety Winston Guy suspended 4 games for violating NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm with 14 Comments »
November 20, 2012 5:09 pm

The NFL announced that Seattle Seahawks rookie safety Winston Guy has been suspended without pay for the team’s next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

Guy’s suspension begins immediately, according to the league. He will be eligible to return to the Seattle’s active roster on Monday, Dec. 17 following the team’s Dec. 16 game against the Buffalo Bills.

A sixth-round selection in this year’s draft out of the University of Kentucky, Guy has been active for two games this season. Guy will lose $97,500 in base salary during the suspension.

“It was a simple mistake,” said Winston Guy’s agent, Greg Linton. “But even though it was a mistake, it was a mistake that was made. So we’re going to take responsibility for it and move on.”

Linton said that Guy tested positive for an over-the-counter substance that’s on the league’s lengthy list of banned substances players are regularly tested for.

Linton said that Guy will not appeal the suspension, and he’s hopeful to return to the field and help the Seahawks at the end of the season and in the postseason, should Seattle make the playoffs.

This is the third Seattle player that has violated NFL’s drug and substance abuse policy in the past year.

Second year pro John Moffitt was suspended for four games without pay last December for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.

According to Moffitt’s agent Michael George, his client was suspended for taking a drug used to treat hyperactivity, and that Moffitt did not pre-clear taking the drug with the league.

Offensive lineman Allen Barbre was suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season for violating NFL rules on performance enhancing substances.

The Seahwks released Barbre on Oct. 1 rather than sign him to the team’s 53-man active roster.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    What did Guy take? And if it’s a 4 gamer, does that mean this was his second offense, or has that too changed with the new CBA?

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Winston Guy – Really hasn’t done much. No big loss, Imo.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    BTW, if anyone’s interested here is a link to the complete list of banned substances by the NFL.

  4. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    I don’s think that losing Winston is that big of a deal either. I actually thought he was on injured reserve, or something like that. It’s messed up, though, that the NFL can ban a player for using an over the counter substance. But it is what it is.

  5. montanamike2 says:

    He better put up next year or it’s the door. Is anybody really shocked that Curry busted? That’s all we’ve heard for the last couple of years on this site, one poster will never let us forget.

  6. Dukeshire says:

    Regarding Moffitt BTW, after seeing more and more of him on the Real Rob Report, I totally believe he has ADD and his Adderall story.

  7. Yeah, this kid’s got a lot to learn yet. He’s one of Pete’s pet projects. I like the potential I see in Guy, but he is routinely inactive week in and out. Not sure if this means he’s about to be snipped, but I know there’s names down on that practice squad that are probably quite eager to be elevated to the 53 man roster.

  8. Dukeshire says:

    Being on the 53 doesn’t mean you’re going to be on the 45 man active game-day roster.

  9. sluggo42 says:

    Curry.. He was so exciting for those one or two plays he did well!! Guy will be missed about the same…

    Already getting hyped for the thumping we are about to deliver to the fins… Too jacked already…

    War hawks

  10. NYHawkFan says:

    Sounds like a stand up guy. He owned up to the violation and wants to move on. Good for him.

  11. Great link Duke. That’s a pretty amazingly long list.

    Regarding Curry…Anyone else remember his first game where the refs had to tell his teammates to make him chill out because he was so loud and “rambunctious”? (Is that a word?) Anyway sad but I think that first game was his best game.

  12. Dukeshire says:

    I was at his first home game, against the Rams. I was blown away by how fast he was. Physically he had everything you’d want, except he wasn’t any good.

  13. Speaking of the Real Rob Report, did anyone see that aweful one where Rob went around asking teammates who they voted for? Besides most of them admitting they didn’t vote, Guy spoke against “Rooney.” (Not a typo) He sounded like a real moron, kind of like our buddy Curry himself. I was definitely not impressed.

    I’m also not sure how many Real Rob Reports I’ll watch in the future…

  14. Guy has talent, but is always hurt, and taking a banned substance just isnt smart.

    I didnt see the Real Rob Report, but Im glad he voted against “Rooney”!

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