Seahawks’ Walter Thurmond III faces suspension for Substance Abuse

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Nov 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond (28) runs the ball in for a touchdown after intercepting a pass by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) (not pictured) during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Minnesota 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports


Performance-enhancing drugs continue to be an issue in the NFL, and they have been a bigger problem with the Seattle Seahawks. Over the past two years, performance-enhancing drugs have caused five player suspensions, including Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman, who was suspended last season for allegedly using Adderall only to have the ban overturned on appeal last December, said of the Seahawks’ perceived PED problem: “It is what it is.”

It appears there’s still a problem with the Hawks and illegal substances, as cornerback Walter Thurmond III is reportedly facing a four-game suspension for Substances Abuse:


Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said this summer that Seattle goes beyond the league requirements for educating players, but he said they will continue to re-evaluate what needs to be done.


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Topics: NFL, NFL Substances Abuse Policy, Walter Thurmond, Walter Thurmond III

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  • Adam Smith

    I heard it was non-PED, ie like marijuana