Brandon Browner reportedly turns down reduced suspension, continues appeal

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Browner turned down an offer that would have made him eligible earlier in the 2014 season, according to a report.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was offered a three-month reduction of his one-year ban for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, but turned it down and will continue his appeal of the penalty, according to a report from Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports.

Browner, 29, claims that the urine collector used a damaged cup and then poured the urine from one cup into another, contaminating the sample that later tested positive for a banned substance. The NFL and NFLPA have elected not to comment on Browner's claim of a compromised collection process.

The reduced penalty offered by the league would have made Browner eligible to be reinstated in October of the 2014 season, instead of the current one-year ban that will make him ineligible until December 2014.

Browner signed a one-year deal worth $773,756 during the offseason and is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2013 season.

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