The NFL made Brandon Browner’s reinstatement official today. He is suspended without pay for the first four games of next season. In all, Browner will be looking at almost a year between games. He last played Nov. 10, 2013 at Atlanta when he injured his groin. He should be back in early October following the suspension. He will also be on a short leash.
Here’s the statement from the NFLPA:
The NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to conditionally reinstate Brandon Browner from his indefinite suspension under the Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse. Browner was suspended without pay for the Seattle Seahawks’ final five games of the 2013 season, including the playoffs. His contract with the Seahawks expires at the end of the 2013 League Year on March 11. He will be eligible to sign with a club and participate in offseason and preseason activities. Should he comply with the terms of the Substance Abuse Policy and Program, he will be fully reinstated after serving a four-game suspension without pay at the start of the 2014 regular season and forfeiting an additional four weeks of pay.