Redskins player on Richard Sherman: 'He's a cheater'


Had Richard Sherman's four-game suspension been upheld last week, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback would be watching Sunday's playoff matchup against the Washington Redskins from his couch.

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Sherman's suspension was overturned after an arbiter ruled the collection procedure was compromised by a leaky specimen cup. When Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander was asked Friday if Sherman should be on the field this weekend, teammate Kedric Golston leaned over from his locker and interjected himself into the conversation.

"He's a cheater," Golston told USA Today before walking away.

Following Golston's hit-and-run, Alexander gave a response that, while more measured, told you where he stood on the matter.

"It is what it is," Alexander said. "I don't know what his total case and background of it is, or about the paperwork he did. He was doing Adderall, Ritalin, the same thing that (Redskins cornerback) Cedric (Griffin) was doing, I believe. I know there's a (testing) procedure you have to do, and even then, they can still hit you for it. It is what it is."

Griffin served a four-game PED suspension that concluded Sunday.

The Redskins would be far better off this weekend if Sherman were missing in action. The second-year pro has emerged as one of the game's best young corners, and with Brandon Browner back from his own PED suspension, Robert Griffin III will be throwing into a dangerous Seahawks secondary playing at full strength.

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