Not long ago Sherman sent out two tweets claiming victory in his appeal of the four-game suspension levied against him by the NFL. The league has claimed Sherman failed a drug test for performance enhancing drugs, though Sherman - who played college ball at Stanford and has maintained his innocence throughout - has argued that the way the urine collector went about conducting his job was all sorts of fucked up and led to a false positive test.
Here are Sherman's tweets:
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
Sherman's appeal reportedly focused on the chain of custody of his urine specimen being broken when the collector put his damaged cup in another cup in order to contain any spillage. Sherman argued that the seal was not intact on the second cup, which, to his way of thinking, invalidated the positive test. The league apparently agreed and the Seahawks, who will get cornerback Brandon Browner back from his four-game suspension in their first playoff game, will be at full strength for the postseason.
Indeed, if Sherman speaks the truth, the Seahawks' playoff outlook just got a whole lot brighter.
That roar you hear is the 12th man cheering (and exhaling) mightily.