The Hawks might be facing fines for multiple members of the team violating the NFL’s Steroid and Personal Conduct Policy. When Bruce Irvin was suspended last friday for testing positive for performance enhancing substances (Adderall), he became the fifth Seattle player to do so since 2011. That’s a lot. The other four players before Irvin were John Moffitt, Allen Barbre, Winston Guy and Brandon Browner. Also don’t forget, that number could have very easily been one higher if Richard Sherman hadn’t had his positive test results thrown out. I certainly hope the Hawks get this all figured out. We have all the potential in the world this year and I would hate to see it slip away over something so meaningless.
According to the Los Angeles times home run king Barry Bonds was sentenced today to two years probation with home confinement plus a $4,000 fine. These repercussions stem from giving an evasive testimony to a federal grand jury eight years ago during an investigation of doping in sports. Bonds was charged with several counts of perjury and obstruction of justice for lying during the grand jury’s probe of the Burlingame, California based Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, or BALCO.