Sherman's appeal, which was heard last Friday, involved a claim that the cup that was used to contain his urine sample was broken and leaking, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. A second cup was used to capture leakage, but the seal on that second cup was apparently broken. On Tuesday, Sherman alleged on Twitter that the tester who collected the sample has a history of errors and has only been testing for six months.
Sherman, who threatened to sue the NFL if the suspension was upheld, tweeted the ruling of the case on Thursday morning and thanked the league for upholding the truth.
I won— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) December 27, 2012
Thank you @nfl for upholding the truth! To the 12s Thank you your faith is rewarded! Thank you lord— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) December 27, 2012
Had the suspension been upheld, Sherman would not have been available for the Seahawks' upcoming NFC playoff run.