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Browner on suspension: “Sometimes you make mistakes.”

Post by Eric Williams on Jan. 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm with 7 Comments »
January 3, 2013 1:37 pm

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner talked to reporters before practice today for the first time since returning to the team after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy.

“Sometimes you make mistakes,” said Browner, when asked why he dropped his appeal with the league on the issue. “And I was fortunate enough that the guys continued to win and things like that.”

Browner said that although he couldn’t play, he enjoyed watching his teammates continue to play well in his absence.

“It was fun because we were kicking everybody’s butt,” Browner said about his time away. “I was missing not playing with the guys, but it was awesome to watch from that perspective, you know what I mean, because the progression of our quarterback is awesome. He’s playing like one of the elite quarterbacks, and then our defense is playing lights out. They’re playing like when I left. They didn’t skip a beat.”

Browner said he returned to southern California and worked out there at a local gym, along with running the same regimen as his teammates back in Seattle to stay in game shape.

“I went back home, man,” Browner said. “I couldn’t find it in myself, working out here and then it’s raining a lot and I wasn’t coming up here. So it would have been weird to go somewhere I didn’t know or to some park around here.”

So will Browner be ready?

“Most definitely,” he said. “It starts in the head. I’m mentally tough. I know I’ll be a little tired out there, but at the end of the day I’m fighting for a playoff victory. I’ll be all right.”

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  1. edstang45 says:

    Welcome back Brandon, You manned up and took your medeicine. You got my respect taking it and not whinning. Now get out there and kick RGIII Butt!! Were better with you here, and I’m looking forward to seeing you out there again. If RGIII trys running around the edge to your side give him a big Kiss for ME!!!!

  2. We’ve all made mistakes. Every single one of us. With that being said, it’s not like Browner went all Leonard Little or anything like that. Looking forward to having on the field on Sunday!

  3. Vegas56 says:

    We have all made mistakes (and will again). But one thing that would be interesting to know is what were Browner and Sherman up to? Were they rolling the dice with random testing, was there some reason they would think that they wouldn’t get caught (were they doing something they thought would mask a result?), did they know that the stuff they were taking was banned (did the team give them proper education?).

    It would be good if at least the team understood what was happening that caused the tests to be positive (actions, ignorance, gaming the system) so that any issues like this will be prevented in the future.

  4. NYHawkFan says:

    Hopefully he has learned a huge life lesson–as well as his team mates–about trying to cheat the system. Now he can move on and forget the past.

    A well-rested Browner should be flying around the field making plays this Sunday. I’m looking forward to another shut-down corner being on the Seahawks side of the ball.

  5. mindnbrad says:

    And Winston Guy…

  6. Jusjamn says:

    Sure is nice having a full stable of DB’s again.

  7. jawpeace says:

    Funny he said, “I know I’ll be a little tired out there, but at the end of the day I’m fighting for a playoff victory. I’ll be all right.” I would think that he would have fresh legs and feel real good not taking game poundings for four weeks.

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