NFL Update: Seahawks DB Wins Appeal of Suspension
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has won his appeal of a four-game suspension for use of performance enhancing substances. That makes him eligible for the team's season finale Sunday and the subsequent playoffs. Sherman's appeal was based on errors in the chain of custody of his sample and that there were mistakes made by the tester.
DALLAS (AP) - Police say Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent had a blood-alcohol content level more than twice the legal limit after the crash that killed teammate and friend Jerry Brown. A crash report released by Irving police on Thursday says Brent's BAC was measured at 0.189, well above the Texas legal limit of 0.08. Brent was indicted Wednesday on one count of intoxication manslaughter in the Dec. 8 crash. He could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted, though he could also receive probation.
UNDATED (AP) - Greg McElroy has a concussion and will be replaced by Mark Sanchez as the New York Jets' starting quarterback in the season finale at Buffalo on Sunday. Coach Rex Ryan says he chose to start Sanchez over Tim Tebow because the team has just two practices and a walkthrough to prepare before the game and he feels "more comfortable" with Sanchez. Sanchez was benched after turning the ball over five times at Tennessee on Dec. 17.
Also from the NFL:
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel was hobbling around on crutches Thursday after having fluid drained from his left knee. He says he still plans to coach from the sideline as usual Sunday at Denver, but if the knee is still bothering him, he'll move up to the press box.
Browns quarterbacks Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy missed practiced Thursday with shoulder injuries. If neither of them improves, third-stringer Thad Johnson could get his first career start in Sunday's season finale against Pittsburgh. Johnson has taken snaps with the first team the past two days.
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