Report: Seahawks Cornerback Brandon Browner Facing 1-Year Suspension For Substance Abuse

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner served a four-game suspension last season for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, and he is reportedly facing an even longer ban for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Losing a player of Browner’s caliber for the rest of the regular season and playoffs would be a major setback to a Seattle team that is a top Super Bowl contender with an NFC-leading 10-1 record.

Browner has 19 tackles, 10 pass deflections and one interception in eight games this season as an important part of a Seahawks defense that ranks No. 1 against the pass.

To replace Browner, Seattle may turn to veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield, who is currently retired. Joining the Seahawks would give Winfield another chance to win his first Super Bowl championship.