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If he is guilty and got off, his image is just as tainted as his urine.
"Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER OF HATS!"
I don't know whether or not Richard Sherman ingested a banned substance of any kind.
Here's what I do know...
- there was a positive test result and he was suspended for 4-games
- he appealed the suspension based upon faulty test collection/results
- his appeal was upheld and he was not suspended
- the public should never have known about the process UNLESS and UNTIL his suspension was upheld after any appeal process
- his reputation will forever be tarnished ~ whether or not he actually ingested a banned substance
Here's what I hope happens going forward...
- the NFL / drug testing firms tighten things up with regard to process and procedure (pretty embarrassing, if true, that there were SIX previous errors)
- the NFL / media figure out how to keep results non-public UNLESS and UNTIL such time suspensions are deemed valid
Glad the Hawks don't have to do without Sherman (although, they seemed to have picked up the slack for Browner, so far)
btw ~ it will be fun to see RGIII vs RWI in the first round, if that's what it comes down to.
Good luck vs. the Cowboys!
Last edited by LisaTwelve; December-28th-2012 at 12:30 AM.
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PDF of the decision
Appeal of Richard Sherman discipline under policy....
The tester did mess up - but not by using the second cup - he messed up by not properly documenting everything he did and elevating this fairly minor problem (broken cup) up the chain of custody . Most probably Cook is going to be out of his slightly above minimum wage job and most probably on a gross negligence dismissal and can forget about a job in that field again .
Sherman however will not be be tested again because this test has been discarded, and to treat him otherwise, i.e. to test as if he had either given a positive or suspect sample would be discriminatory - Marcus Washington , for example, provided a sample which was deemed to be diluted a couple of years ago and was tested at least three times a week . Never did he provide a positive sample but was treated as if he had done .
Go onto another teams message board defending a drug cheat you need to be sure of your facts - I am also sure you might bring up the Redskins that have been suspended - I see Cedric Griffin and Tanard Jackson in exactly the same light as Sherman - they are cheats and they got caught - they should not be playing the game and they are not playing . Sherman is a cheat and is playing - and you think that is some kind of justice ? You may also bring up Williams and Davis - but they gave a positive test for pot - pot is not a performance enhancing drug - it just apparently makes you stupider - stupid enough to give a positive test for a recreational (and illegal) drug
~ Sherman HAS denied taking anything...
Yahoo"Yeah, of course I thought I was going to win," Sherman said on the NFL Network show. "I've never taken anything. Going into it, I was surprised when I got the news about a positive test. I had faith the whole time I would win it and hoped the truth would eventually come out."
~ Sherman has already been tested again (the day his appeal was upheld)As he has throughout the process, Sherman again denied taking Adderall, or any other performance-enhancing drug.
~ I haven't "defended him", merely brought the facts to the table and stated my opinion that the NFL needs to improve their process in this matter - which is obvious.Sherman was “randomly selected” by the league to take a urine test before heading out to practice on Thursday.
“That’s the way it works,” Sherman said as he came out of the bathroom. “You can bet I was paying attention today.”
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Again - looking forward to the playoffs and if our teams meet, it should be a great game!
Everyone knows he's lying. He better quit before he gets caught again, you know the NFL will be watching him
Sorry Lisa, he is lying. Plain and simple. Having been a sample handler, I can tell you, what happened here has nothing to do with a contaminated sample. He wants to get off and keep playing and did anything he could to find an excuse. To try to argue otherwise is just rooting for your team regardless of the facts.
I don't know whether or not Richard Sherman ingested a banned substance.
The "facts" are that he appealed a suspension and it was upheld because of shoddy process which needs to be fixed so that those who are guilty won't get off and those who are not guilty won't be wrongly accused and their reputations tarnished. What about the supposed SIX other tests that were faulty? We don't know the names of those players - as we shouldn't because of the confidentiality rule (that obviously didn't work in this case).
The NFL is a billion dollar industry - we should expect near perfection in process and procedures that affect players reputation and livelihood - not to mention that of their teammates and organizations.
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