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Richard Sherman's suspension appeal set for Friday

Richard Sherman's day of reckoning is near.

The Seattle Seahawks' star cornerback confirmed to's Steve Wyche that the appeal of his four-game league suspension for testing positive for Adderrall will be heard Friday.

The NFL hit Sherman and fellow Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner with four-game suspensions last month. Both appealed the punishment, though Browner changed his mind and began to serve his ban starting in Week 14. He is eligible to return for the start of the playoffs should the 9-5 Seahawks advance.

Sherman maintains he has done nothing wrong, telling Yahoo! Sports last week, "at the end of the day, it'll get worked out fine."'s Ian Rapoport reported last month that Sherman told friends he didn't know he was ingesting Adderall when he drank from a teammate's bottle.

If the appeal leads to a quick decision, both Sherman and Browner will be out of the lineup for the Seahawks' key Week 16 showdown with the San Francisco 49ers, who would claim the NFC West title with a victory.

By choosing to appeal, Sherman runs the risk of missing playoff time. Sherman is confident he'll win his appeal. The Seahawks better hope he's right.

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