Carroll says Sherman, Browner expected vs. Chicago
RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he expects starting cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner to be able to play on Sunday at Chicago, despite the possibility they could be facing four-game suspensions for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Carroll said Monday afternoon that, “As of right now I’m planning on those guys playing.” ESPN.com first reported Sunday afternoon, following the Seahawks’ 24-21 loss at Miami, that Browner and Sherman are facing suspensions and are in the process of appealing.
The team said Sunday night it was aware of the report and according to the league’s collective bargaining agreement, players can continue to play until the appeal is heard and settled.
NFL won’t suspend Suh for low blow against Schaub
DETROIT — Ndamukong Suh might lose some money for his low blow against Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub.
The Detroit Lions defensive tackle, though, will be able to play Sunday at home against the Indianapolis Colts.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tweeted Monday that the Lions have been notified that Suh won’t be suspended for last Thursday’s “incident,” though it will be reviewed for a potential fine.
Suh was on his chest after being taken down by an offensive lineman and extended his left foot to hit Schaub below the belt. Suh’s left cleat connected with Schaub’s groin area after he threw a pass in the first quarter of Houston’s 34-31 overtime win.
Schaub went to his knees, doubled over in pain, but stayed in the game.
It wasn’t clear on replays Thursday whether it was intentional, and Suh hasn’t spoken publicly. Texans linebacker Connor Barwin said he did not think Suh should have been suspended.
Patriots DE Cunningham suspended 4 games
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots defensive end Jermaine Cunningham has been suspended by the NFL for four games without pay for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The league’s announcement Monday did not specify the substance. The Patriots had no immediate reaction.
Cunningham, a 2010 second-round draft pick from Florida, can return to the active roster on Dec. 24, one day after the Patriots play at Jacksonville. He had a season-high six tackles in his only start in last Thursday’s 49-19 win at the New York Jets
He started in place of rookie Chandler Jones, out with an ankle injury.
New England visits Miami on Sunday. Patriots rookie running back Brandon Bolden’s four-game suspension for violating the same NFL policy ends after that game.
Dolphins DB Amaya accused of choking cab driver
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Miami Dolphins reserve defensive back Jonathon Amaya allegedly choked a taxi driver and was charged with battery early Monday.
According to a police report, Amaya offered the driver $100 to take him from Miami Beach to Weston. The driver told police Amaya became aggressive, so he turned around the car and asked him to get out. The driver said Amaya then leaned forward, wrapped his hands around the driver’s neck and starting choking him. Officers saw the taxi driving erratically and heard the driver scream “this man is trying to kill me.”
Police escorted Amaya out of the car, and he was arrested. The driver wasn’t injured.
The arrest came hours after the Dolphins’ victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
Giants’ World Series share a record $377,003
NEW YORK — A full postseason share for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants was worth a record $377,003, breaking the mark that had stood since the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals.
In the first year of the expansion of the playoffs from eight teams to 10, the players’ pool was a record $65.36 million, Major League Baseball said Monday. The previous mark of $59.1 million came in 2009.
The Giants split $23.5 million, voting 50 full shares, partial shares equivalent to another 11.1, and 12 cash awards. All-Star outfielder Melky Cabrera, suspended for the final 45 games of the regular season and the division series, automatically received a full share without his teammates having to make a decision.
By wire sources