Oct 7, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin (51) reacts during the first half at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin Suspended 4 games. Maybe Adam Jones can Help


Remember when everyone criticized the Seattle Seahawks last year fro drafting West Virginia defensive end/linebacker Bruce Irvin with the 15th pick of the 1st round? A big reason for that were chartacter concnerns, highlighted by his DUI arrest a month prior to the NFL Draft.

He did silence critics from a performance standpoint as he racked up 8 sacks and was named to the PFW/PFWA 2012 All-Rookie team, but his character concerns appear to be rearing their ugly head:


Sep 30, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) celebrates after a fourth quarter touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Everbank Field. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports


Ironically, Irvin became the highest selected West Virginia Mountaineer since Adam Jones in 2005. Maybe Jones would be willing to help his fellow Mountaineer out, giving how much trouble he was frequently in during his first 6 years in the NFL. Even though it’d PED-related, Jones knows all about overcoming a troubled past to thrive in the NFL. If you recall, he spoke at the NFL rookie symposium last year(which Irvin attended) about how he was able to overcome his troubled past and become one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals.

There is also a potentially deeper issue here, as Irvin reportedly failed because of Adderall use, something his fellow Seahawks have been dinged for:


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