Seahawks CB Sherman wins suspension appeal.

Seahawks CB Sherman wins suspension appeal.

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Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks fires up the crowd during the fourth quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field.

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on December 27, 2012 at 11:41 AM

RENTON, Wash.  -- 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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