12/27/2012 01:24 pm ET Updated Feb 26, 2013

Richard Sherman Wins PED Appeal, Thanks NFL 'For Upholding The Truth'


As Tom Brady can attest, Richard Sherman is not shy after a win. After the Seattle Seahawks' standout cornerback won his appeal of a four-game suspension for use of a performance enhancing drug on Thursday, he not surprisingly had a few things to say.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed on Twitter that Sherman did win his appeal. Schefter also suggested that Seattle should "present a game ball" to NFLPA lawyer Heather McPhee who represented Sherman. Without a suspension to serve, Sherman will be available for the Seahawks' Week 17 game as well as the postseason.

Perhaps Sherman saw Schefter's suggestion as he did eventually thank his representation.

Sherman also sent a text message to Albert Breer of the NFL Network that said, "I am happy justice was served."

The 24-year-old based his appeal on errors in the chain of custody of his urine sample and argued that it had been contaminated, according to the Associated Press.

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has won his appeal of a four-game suspension for use of performance enhancing substances, making him eligible for the NFL playoffs.

Sherman posted "I won," on his Twitter account Thursday morning, followed by teammates tweeting their congratulations. Sherman added, "Thank you (at)nfl for upholding the truth! To the 12s Thank you your faith is rewarded! Thank you lord."

The decision was made by former NFL executive Bob Wallace.

Sherman was steadfast since news broke of his pending suspension that he believed he would win on appeal. Sherman's appeal was based on errors in the chain of custody of his sample and that there were mistakes made by the tester. Sherman made his appeal late last week.

Sherman is now eligible for the Seahawks season finale against St. Louis and the playoffs.


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