Brandon Browner suspended for first four games of 2014
"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."
And yes, that means Browner will go eight weeks without pay, four while suspended, and four more while playing. Browner, who was initially suspended indefinitely in December with the ability to apply for reinstatement after one year, will end up serving a nine-game suspension having missed the final two regular season games of 2013 and three postseason games. He also missed four games prior to the suspension due to injury.
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