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Thomas says Seahawks haven’t forgotten Browner

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Jan. 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm with 9 Comments »
January 23, 2014 2:37 pm

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas was asked today if he’s staying in touch with Brandon Browner, the cornerback who won’t be part of Super Bowl week due to his suspension without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

“I check on him all the time,” Thomas said. “That’s still my brother. He has shed blood just like everybody else on this team. You never forget the guys that you sweated with and had some many good times and a guy that you love like a brother. You always check on him. Of course he wants to be a part of this. He knows this team is special because he was on it. We don’t throw that in his face. We just kind of put that … on our shoulders. We’re playing for him now, and we always talk about how much we miss him and how much we wish he was here.”

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  1. You can tell ET is a good dude…

  2. It was Brandon Browner who plastered Wes Welker last year in the Patriot game. But we have several more who can remind Welker…

  3. Southendzone says:

    That is cool, this is a story I’d want to know more about. Haven’t heard anything about BB fighting the suspension either with the NFL or in the legal system.

    I think Browner is a good guy, I think he got a bad deal and hope things work out for him. It’s a shame that this has will end up costing him multi millions of dollars. If he could just be cleared to come back for free agency next year and still be on level 3, at least he could prove himself somewhere on a low to mid type of contract.

  4. chuck_easton says:

    Southendzone,

    Browner has already lost his appeal through the NFL arbitration process. He has no further recourse within the NFL.

    His next step would be to file in Federal Court. He could apply for a stay of enforcement of the suspension pending the hearing, but from a Seattle perspective that would only allow him to have his last two game checks returned.

    It might allow Browner to try and land with another team next season, but whatever team signed him would be doing so knowing that a one year suspension is awaiting him if/when the Court found against him.

  5. RDPoulsbo says:

    Has any player in any sport actually won in Federal Court after losing their way through arbitration? The whole arbitration process is set up specifically for settling grievances between the league and players as per the CBA. Browner can try, but his chances of winning are about as remote as A-Rod’s.

  6. Good to hear.

  7. Didn’t the D-linemen in Minnesota lose in the NFL then win in court?

  8. chuck_easton says:

    No they settled for half the suspension

  9. Do it for BB LOB,we all know the NFL gave that brother a shady deal at least me. The NFL looks down to Seattle and would do anything to break my Boi’s down since the beginning of the season its been naysayers talking. Go Hawks!!

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