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Old 10-22-2006, 09:40 PM   #1
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Sources: Merriman To Be Suspended
Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman has been notified he will be suspended for four games for violating the NFL's steroids policy, league and team sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Shawne Merriman Suspended

Why do these guys think they can get away with this stuff?? I mean, is it a big surprise they may get tested??
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:53 PM   #3
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No shock there.
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Default Re: Shawne Merriman Suspended

here's the article

http://www.nfl.com/teams/story/SD/9744836

Report: Chargers' Merriman faces steroids ban


SAN DIEGO (Oct. 22, 2006) -- Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman will be suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, according to a report posted on ESPN.com.

The 22-year-old Merriman, last year's NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, was initially to be suspended last week alongside two other players, the Web site reported, citing people with knowledge of the suspension whom the report did not identify.

Guard Matt Lehr of the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions defensive tackle Shaun Rogers began serving their suspensions this week. But Merriman's suspension was delayed because he reserved the right to appeal, ESPN.com said.

The report did not specify when the suspension would begin, but Merriman would be eligible to return Nov. 26 against the Oakland Raiders if he sat out immediately.

Merriman had seven tackles, one assist and no sacks in a 30-27 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City. The team was flying home Sunday night and messages left by The Associated Press for several Chargers officials, including head coach Marty Schottenheimer, were not immediately returned.

Merriman, who started in the Pro Bowl as a rookie, is second on San Diego with 5? sacks.

Besides Merriman's suspension, the Chargers have had five separate off-field issues dating back to April.

Outside linebacker Steve Foley was shot three times outside his suburban home on Sept. 3 by an off-duty police officer who suspected him of drunk driving. Foley will miss the entire season and was charged with two counts of DUI.

Safety Terrence Kiel was arrested on five felony drug counts in September and has pleaded not guilty.

Cornerback Markus Curry, who had been demoted to the practice squad, was released Oct. 9 just hours after he was arrested on suspicion of committing domestic violence.

Foley and linebacker Shaun Phillips were each arrested for scuffling with San Diego police officers a week apart in April. Neither was charged.
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Why does this surprise anyone?
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:05 AM   #6
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What in the hell would be the point? He's already the DROY and he could've kept on improving. He hasn't even been that good this year. Our D is falling apart.

We're giving the Bengals a run for their money, though.

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Damn, that's some tough news for the SD defense. That dude is a beast. It all makes sense now.
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I keep telling people to be cautious when looking at Maryland players. I've heard way too many stories coming out of University Park to dismiss them as nothing.
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Default Re: Shawne Merriman Suspended

I wonder if Merriman getting suspended will be the start of another mid to late season plunge by the Chargers??

Schottenheimer usually has San Diego start off fast and furious but they start to fade as the season goes on.

Before they lost to KC yesterday I would have had the Chargers one of my top picks to go to the AFCC game.

Now????????
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I wonder if Merriman getting suspended will be the start of another mid to late season plunge by the Chargers??

Schottenheimer usually has San Diego start off fast and furious but they start to fade as the season goes on.

Before they lost to KC yesterday I would have had the Chargers one of my top picks to go to the AFCC game.

Now????????
And I beleive they lost their other starting LB Shaun Phillips to a calf injury yesterday. They are saying he could be out 4-6 weeks. Is that correct Bolt?
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