View Full Version : Shawne Merriman Steroids Suspension

10-22-2006, 09:22 PM
Hey everyone-
For those who spent thousands on the NFL auctions game used Chargers jerseys and helmet of Shawne Merriman last year, not sure how the investment is going to look after this....

As a Chargers fan, this could not be more discouraging. Merriman seemed to be the real deal. Just another example of why you can't quite buy into what you're looking at in today's sports world.

Sources: Chargers' Merriman suspended for steroids
ESPN.com news services

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.

Merriman's positive test was "definitely for steroids not one of those supplement deals" said a source with knowledge of Merriman's suspension.
Merriman's suspension originally was to be announced last Tuesday when two other players -- the Falcons' Mark Lehr and the Lions' Shaun Rogers -- were suspended for violating the policy. But Merriman reserved the right to appeal his suspension, so it was not announced.

Neither the Chargers, nor Merriman, could be reached for comment Sunday night.

Earlier Sunday the Chargers lost to the Chiefs 30-27 in Kansas City.