Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman just may get out of his suspension after all.
Sherman has been fighting his four-game ban for a violation of the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy for almost a month since word came down on Nov. 25 that he and teammate Brandon Browner failed their tests. While Browner is serving his suspension, Sherman is claiming the cup that contained his urine sample was leaking, which forced the collector to use a second cup to capture the leakage.
Since the collector had to break the seal on the second cup, the chain of custody was broken. Because the seal was broken, the urine sample could become contaminated. If the story holds up, Sherman's suspension could be wiped out.
Sherman missed two days of practice this week while his appeal was heard, but any lack of preparation for the 49ers didn't show in Sunday's 42-13 win over the 49ers. Sherman had a fourth-quarter interception in the end zone, four passes defensed, and he returned a blocked ...