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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.

December 6, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Seahawks rookie John Moffitt suspended for performance-enhancing drugs

Posted by Danny O'Neil

RENTON -- Seahawks rookie guard John Moffitt will lose his final four weeks of pay this year for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

The NFL announced the suspension Tuesday.

Moffitt is on injured reserve after suffering a season-ending knee injury in Seattle's game against Baltimore. He has undergone surgery to repair two damaged knee ligaments.

Players are allowed to serve a suspension while on injured reserve. He will, however, miss his paycheck from the final four games.

Moffitt is a rookie drafted in the third round by Seattle.

Moffitt's agent initially declined to comment at this time regarding the suspension.

Update: John Moffitt's agent, Michael George, provided some information regarding the suspension, saying it relates to the use of medication commonly used to treat hyperactivity. That medication, however, needs to cleared in advance by the league. Moffitt made a mistake in that he did not have that preapproval.

He could have chosen to appeal the punishment, however, that would have potentially pushed the punishment into the 2012 season should his appeal have been denied. Instead, he will miss the final four game paychecks from this season and be available when next season begins.

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He should get his money back it obviuosly did not work to enhance his performance  Posted on December 7, 2011 at 5:59 AM by readytoretire. Jump to comment
Living lie at RT next yr. Wonder how long that will last? Hey, you leave James Carpenter alone.  Posted on December 6, 2011 at 8:35 PM by Michael_Petrovich. Jump to comment
Well there was another good draft pic.............not No future performance enhancing drugs = worse performance on the field..............  Posted on December 6, 2011 at 6:48 PM by holy rollers. Jump to comment

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