Richard Sherman threatens to sue NFL if suspended

Steve Dykes

The Seahawks cornerback will likely get a ruling on his appeal of a four-game suspension on Thursday, and plans to sue the NFL if it is the appeal is denied.

While Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman awaits a ruling on his appeal of a four-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, he is reportedly planning to sue the NFL if his appeal is denied, according to Curtis Crabtree of ProFootballTalk.

"I can't get back playing regardless. I can just sue the league, and that's probably what I'm going to do if they suspend me,'" Sherman said.

Sherman's appeal is based around mistakes made by the tester who handled his urine test sample. The cup used to collect Sherman's sample was reportedly broken, and a second cup with a broken seal was used to prevent leakage, according to ESPN.com. On Tuesday, Sherman tweeted that the tester who handled his sample has made several errors in the six months that he has been testing.

The ruling on Sherman's appeal is expected to come on Thursday. If he is suspended, and the Seahawks do not get a first-round bye in the playoffs, Sherman would be available for the Super Bowl. If the Seahawks sneak into the No. 2 seed in the NFC and the Green Bay Packers lose on Sunday, Sherman might have played his last game for Seattle this season.

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