Browner's agent: We'll sue 'living daylights' out of NFL

Cornerback Brandon Browner #39 and cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks take the...

Cornerback Brandon Browner #39 and cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks take the field before a game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 17, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP)

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner plans to continue to fight his indefinite suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, which was made official Wednesday.

Browner's agent, Peter Schaffer, told ProFootballTalk.com by phone that his client will sue the NFL if other avenues to have the suspension overturned are unsuccessful.

"We will continue to exhaust all administrative remedies," Schaffer told the website. "If not successful, we will sue the living daylights out of the league."

Browner, who last played Nov. 10, is suspended without pay and cannot apply for reinstatement for one year, per NFL rules. He has missed the Seahawks' past four games due to a groin strain.

On Wednesday, Browner posted a statement to his Twitter account that read: "I want to thank the Seahawks organization for the incredible opportunity they gave me when they took a chance on a player who was out of the NFL and playing in the CFL for 4 years. I also want to thank all of my teammates, coaches, trainers, staff and the 12's for their support, respect, and friendship and for helping me grow into the player, father, and person I am today. I have been treated with nothing but first class by everyone associated with the Seattle Seahawks and for that I am forever grateful. Although I disagree with the circumstances surrounding my suspension, I accept responsibility for all of my actions and I apologize for any that causes any unflattering reflections of my family and the Seahawks. I believe in my innocence and will continue to fight with all legal resources available to me to. Go Hawks!!! "

According to multiple reports, Browner contested his placement in Stage 3 of the NFL's substance-abuse program, arguing that the league improperly advanced him while he was playing in the Canadian Football League from 2007-10.

He also reportedly claimed his urine sample that led to a positive test in September was mishandled.

Numerous media outlets reported that Browner passed on a plea-bargain-type arrangement that would have reduced the length of his suspension.

Last year, Browner was suspended for the last four regular-season games for a violation related to performance-enhancing drugs.

Browner, 27, becomes the second Seahawks cornerback suspended in a matter of weeks. Walter Thurmond received a four-game suspension for a violation of the substance-abuse policy, and he will be eligible to return for the regular-season finale against the St. Louis Rams on Dec. 29.

Browner will be a free agent after the current season.

 


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