Photos: Meet the seven most recent Seahawks accused of using performance enhancing drugs

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When people saw Seahawks star Richard Sherman's crazed rant after Seattle's victory over the 49ers on January 19, many probably wondered, "What is he on?" Turns out Sherman has been accused of using performance-enhancing drugs, but his suspension was nixed on appeal. Plenty of his teammates haven't been as lucky, though: The other six Seahawks charged with PED gobbling have been suspended, including a number who'll be playing in Sunday's Super Bowl. Meet them below, complete with photos and memes highlighting Seattle's pill-popping rep.

Number 7: John Moffitt

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From NBC Sports, December 6, 2011: "Seahawks rookie offensive lineman John Moffitt has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

"Moffitt was already on injured reserve and wouldn't have played in the final four games of the season anyway, so the suspension effectively just means he'll be fined four weeks' pay."

The fallout: Moffitt was traded to Cleveland this past August, but that transaction fell through -- so Seattle instead dealt him to Denver (!). But in November, he retired from football, reportedly over health concerns.

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Number 6: Allen Barbre

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From ESPN, May 23, 2012: "Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Allen Barbre was suspended for the first four regular-season games by the NFL on Wednesday for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

"Barbre is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games."

The fallout: Barbre was released by the Seahawks in October 2012. He subsequently landed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Continue to keep counting down the seven most recent Seahawks to have been accused of using performance-enhancing drugs.

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Ian Morlock
Ian Morlock

A new low reached by the Westword! Nice work! Maybe try focusing on journalism for once....

Kristanne Cordova
Kristanne Cordova

You all sound like a bunch of weenies. There's always someone on whatever team getting a DUI, using performance enhancing drugs, smoking weed .. whatever. Shit happens.. they're only human. I think the point is, is that they just so happened to get busted and are now unable to play in the game.. their loss. You see this kind of thing every season.. get over it.

Ross McAfee
Ross McAfee

How many of you Seattle losers bringing Von as your comeback?? HA! If anything, weed & x are performance inhibitor drugs & he should get a handicap for taking em! While you guys were loadin up on PEDs the last couple weeks, Manning & co were practicing their tails off. This is gonna be embarrassing!

Ossama Hussein
Ossama Hussein

last i checked weed n ex werent performance enhancing. just really fun.

Dusty Trujillo
Dusty Trujillo

Haha I love this city already making excuses incase they lose tomorrow .... Hahaha

David Afraimi
David Afraimi

And don't forget the examples by the 2 executives and their DUI's! Morons....

Mick Paul
Mick Paul

on another side note, Von Miller got an extra 2 games tacked on to his 4 game suspension for attempting to "persuade" the guy administering the piss test. Why don't Donkey fans wanna respond to fact Virgil Green was suspended for PED. He is a current member of your beloved team. What about the drunks you had at executive level that like to endanger the lives of innocent people by driving hammered out of their minds? Forget about that one too?

Scott Ingalsbe
Scott Ingalsbe

Hey, Paige Kerith Pilchowski get lost!!! Haha. Not you Paige, just Ron!

Steven Hulse
Steven Hulse

Nope we didn't David, However Von was caught early in the season, did his suspension and fines. And a side note, it wasn't for PEDs.

Chuck Lane
Chuck Lane

Anybody remember what teams lost their first 4 Super Bowls?

RL Walking Encyclopedia
RL Walking Encyclopedia

aww... some people still believe their favorite team is clean and honest. every player at the prov level of any sport takes performance enhancing substances. simply no other way to perform at that elite level competitively

Mick Paul
Mick Paul

This again? What about Von Miller, Virgil Green, the other 2 guys busted on the Broncs within the ladt couple years, and who could forget 2 of your top executives sent to the drunk tank on DUI charges. Your top executives were drunks, are they still with the team? What bout Von, and Virgil Green? Just asking.

Erin Hess
Erin Hess

Cough cough what loss? Cough cough.

Angie Clarkson
Angie Clarkson

The comments on this one will certainly be entertaining:) Personally I loved the teen werewolf and the Seadderall Seahawks more than the article

Jimmy Jonas
Jimmy Jonas

Send the whole team some cheeba chews.

Anthony J Floro
Anthony J Floro

Anybody remember the last time the Seahawks won a Super Bowl ?

Scott Ingalsbe
Scott Ingalsbe

Any body remember a dude named Romonowski? Glass houses westword.

Joose Jenkins
Joose Jenkins

Now we know what the donky fans will blame their loss on. Cough cough vonmiller cough

Nick Green
Nick Green

Who knows...maybe Manning has a robotic arm?

Lydia Cabrera
Lydia Cabrera

And none of the broncos do the same?? Yeah...what a waste of time this pro sports thing is.

Jen Ant
Jen Ant

Who knew so many of them suffered from ED disorders.

Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke

In Seattle, lube is performance enhancing. Watch the game Sunday. Go Broncos

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

Boy, the trash journalism sinks to the lowest level when it involves religion--which is to say, the Denver Broncos.

Vince Miller
Vince Miller

Pretty sure Walter Thurmond III was herb...

Julie Elliott Dicker
Julie Elliott Dicker

If they've been suspended, why are they playing in the super bowl? Hit them where it truly hurts!

Mick Paul
Mick Paul

Sherman is the only one, and his last time in trouble was 2012, and he won his appeal.lol. Out of the Broncos I listed for using PED's, or failing drug tests Von Miller is the only one on the roster still. I don't know if the Broncos shit canned the 2 drunks at executive level for their driving hammered, or not. Also, as reported by Adam Schefter, and Chris Mortensen from ESPN.com on September 22, 2013 it was discovered that Von Miller tried to influence the collector of his urine for his drug test. That resulted in 2 more games added to his 4 game suspension. Just sayin' all you Broncos fans always on your high horse, but simply like to forget about your star defensive player being a fuck up.

david.beck2413
david.beck2413

How do you get over something that is serious, and that ruins the game!? It's not just a little problem, kids could look and think "This is really cool, when I play football I want to use them!" So as you can see this is not an okay thing to do, it ruins the whole point of the game.

dan10things
dan10things

Ross, you were right, that game was embarrassing. For Denver and the Broncos.

rodgersjfr
rodgersjfr

I'll reply to the Virgil Green suspension.  He tested positive for a banned substance before entering the NFL coming out of college.  It was a prescribed medication that was not a banned substance in college.  Shortly after he appealed the suspension, the NFL took the drug off of their banned substances list, so he could continue using it.   And how does the fact that 2 Broncos execs got DUI's help the performance of the Broncos players?  You're missing the point here.  Seattle's players got caught trying to illegally enhance their performance. 

david.beck2413
david.beck2413

Why would you say such a thing when this site is showing how bad the Seahawks have been with PED's?

dan10things
dan10things

These comments from Broncos fans bragging about how great their team was seem pretty ridiculous after the game.

david.beck2413
david.beck2413

First of all Von Miller was accused for PED's but he did not take them. But I can't say the same with Virgil Green.

david.beck2413
david.beck2413

Ohhh... wow you really think that he would? His accuracy and power with throwing are all from his skill. 


Why would you say such a thing!?


dan10things
dan10things

I'm not sure anyone should trust your word.

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