Report: Seahawks’ Thurmond to start four-game suspension

Updated: November 24, 2013

( – Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond will
reportedly begin serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s drug
policy next week.

According to various media outlets, including and ESPN, Thurmond has
decided to drop an appeal of the non-PED ban and begin serving the penalty on

The Seahawks are on their bye this week and don’t play again until next Monday
against the New Orleans Saints.

In 11 games this season, including three starts, Thurmond has 31 tackles and
one interception. He returned the interception 29 yards for a touchdown last
week against Minnesota.

The Seahawks are already without cornerback Brandon Browner, who is expected
to be sidelined for at least four weeks with a groin injury.