On Saturday we reported that Brandon Browner will get a bonus check and a Super bowl ring despite being suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s drug policy.
Today, according to a report by Pro Football Talk‘s Mike Florio, Browner will hit back. He is expected to file suit against the NFL as early as next week:
“Browner will contend that the NFL continued to subject him to periodic drug testing after he was cut by the Denver Broncos in 2006. Browner also will contend that the NFL notified him of those tests at an address where he no longer resided, and that the NFLPA never informed him of the mounting penalties and suspensions arising from his failure to submit to testing during the five years after he was cut by the Broncos and returned to the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks.”
I’m not a lawyer, and I don’t even play one on TV, but I believe Browner has a pretty solid case of getting reinstated, and hopefully some damages from lost wages.
On top of the lawsuit Browner and his attorney Peter Schaffer intend to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by alleging that the NFL discriminates against marijuana addicts, thus violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The suit will be filed in Colorado, a wise choice considering the state has some of the most liberal marijuana laws in the nation.