The NFL has reinstated Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner. Browner made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday night. The reinstatement comes at an ideal time for Browner, who is now set to turn out to be a free agent on March 11 and is free to sign with any crew.
I received wonderful information right this moment. The NFL has reinstated me, and I now have the opportunity to (cont) http://t.co/AG0Zbpxpgo
— Brandon Browner (@bbrowner27) March 5, 2014
Browner released an announcement saying that he was 'grateful' for the information.
I received great information immediately. The NFL has reinstated me, and I now have the opportunity to prove to the followers and my teammates how necessary this sport is to me. I understand now greater than ever that being part of the NFL will not be a right, however a privilege. I am grateful that Commissioner Goodell and my agent had been in a position to resolve this difficulty in a positive, productive manner so I can proceed my profession, present for my family, and assist my crew win a Super Bowl. Thanks to all who have gone out of their strategy to show their assist. I'll live up to your expectations of me.
The 29-12 months-old was initially hit with a one-yr suspension on Nov. 25 for violating the league's substance abuse coverage. The suspension did not begin immediately although as a result of Browner decided to enchantment. In early December, the NFL offered to reduce Browner's suspension by three months, but Browner turned that provide down in hopes of getting the suspension utterly tossed.
Instead, Browner's appeal was rejected and the NFL suspended him indefinitely in mid-December. Beneath terms of the suspension, Browner wasn't supposed to have the ability to apply for reinstatement for 12 months, which means if he would not have been reinstated on Tuesday, he may have been out till Dec. 18.
Earlier than the Tremendous Bowl, Browner instructed CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora that he was optimistic he may get back on the sphere.
"I don't think I needs to be suspended for no yr," Browner mentioned. "And I hope they can determine one thing out and I'm optimistic that I can get again. Like I stated, it is just one thing that motivates me in life, period."
Browner's agent, Peter Schaffer, had threatened a lawsuit if the NFL didn't reinstate his shopper.
"If we have now to go to a lawsuit, we'll go to a lawsuit," Schaffer told La Canfora in late January.
La Canfora reported on Tuesday that it was Schaffer's risk of a lawsuit that finally led to Browner's reinstatement.
Apart from Browner, the reinstatement can be good news for any workforce in the market for a 29-year-old Professional Bowl corner.