Seattle Seahawks Rookie John Moffitt Suspended


The NFL announced today that John Moffitt has been suspended for 4 games for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy. Moffitt, an offensive guard was the Seahawks 3rd round pick in last April’s draft. He started the first 10 games of the season before suffering a season ending knee injury.

Oddly, Moffitt will not miss any games because of this suspension. League rules allow players to serve their suspension while on injured reserve. Moffitt will be able serve his entire suspension this season while recovering from knee surgery. The only thing effected by this suspension is Moffitt’s wallet. Moffitt will not get paid for the 4 games while he’s suspended.

Moffitt is only the 2nd player in franchise history to fail a drug test of this type. There have been a few players who’ve been suspended under the substance abuse policy, but only Moffitt and former CB Shawn Springs have ever failed a test for performance enhancing drugs.

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  • bomnom

    Wow is that why he was playing so much better than Carpenter?

  • Keith_12thMR

    @bomnom no idea. until we get specifics I don’t want to speculate. Usually when these things happen, its because of some shot they’re given, that contain illegal stuff, to help them recover from injury, or to speed up recovery from surgery.

  • Pedrohawk

    Wow is that why he was playing so much better than Carpenter?

  • Keith_12thMR

    @bomnom no idea. until we get specifics I don’t want to speculate. Usually when these things happen, its because of some shot they’re given, that contain illegal stuff, to help them recover from injury, or to speed up recovery from surgery.

  • bomnom

    oh really, if that was the case then who do you put that on? Moffit? Team doctors? Or doctors moffit is seeing outside of the franchise.

  • Pedrohawk

    oh really, if that was the case then who do you put that on? Moffit? Team doctors? Or doctors moffit is seeing outside of the franchise.