Report: Seahawks lead league in PED suspensions since 2010

Report: Seahawks lead league in PED suspensions since 2010

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Defensive end Bruce Irvin is congratulated by Jaye Howard after pressuring Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Updated Monday, May 20 at 1:19 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have led the NFL in performance enhancing drug suspensions since 2010, the year Pete Carroll took over as head coach, according to statistics compiled by ESPN.

The Seahawks have five PED suspensions in that time, including the one last Friday involving defensive end Bruce Irvin.

ESPN reports that there have been 50 PED suspensions across the league between 2010 and 2013, so the Seahawks account for one-tenth of the league total. Ten teams, including the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, had no PED suspensions in that time.

The other Seahawks suspended were cornerback Brandon Browner, safety Winston Guy, tackle Allen Barbre and guard John Moffitt.

The Seahawks total does not include last year’s suspension of cornerback Richard Sherman, which was reversed on appeal.

Of the teams besides the 49ers that have reached or won the Super Bowl since 2010, the New York Giants have four suspensions, the New England Patriots have 3, and the Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers each have 1.

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