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Merriman drops suspension appeal - Beginning ban now avoids risk of missing both Denver games

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

    By Kevin Acee

    <font class="newstext"><img align="left" title="Shawne Merriman" alt="Shawne Merriman" src="http://www.teammenor.com/train_images/merriman_pic.jpg" /> Shawne Merriman had been leaning toward this decision for some time, weighing the likelihood he could win a reversal of his suspension versus the desire to clear his name along with the question of what would be best for his team.</font>

    <font class="newstext">In the end, the Chargers linebacker decided to drop the appeal of his four-game suspension for a positive test for steroids because he knew he had little chance of winning. The NFL has what is essentially a zero-tolerance policy on banned substances, clearly stating a player is responsible for what he puts in his body. </font>

    <font class="newstext">"Based on the policy," Merriman said yesterday, "it didn't matter how it got in my system."</font>

    <font class="newstext">He will address teammates early this morning and then not be allowed on team property during his suspension.</font>

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