Nov 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings inside linebacker Michael Mauti (56) after returning a punt during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Golden Tate and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks are disappointed with their teammates Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond for the substance abuse suspensions that they have to serve this season. Tate called his teammates selfish for their actions.
“Everyone should realize where this team is,” Tate said Tuesday on 710 ESPN radio Seattle. “You are affecting way more than yourself. I feel like that was kind of a selfish move on both those guys part.
“But it is what it is. The show must go on and that’s what we’re gonna do.”
On Tuesday, the Seahawks announced that Thurmond would be suspended for 4 games without pay for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Browner is expected to receiver a one-year suspension for multiple violations, but there still is no official word on the suspension.
It is disappointing that those guys have to be sidelined for so long for their actions. The team’s defense won’t be the same without them in the secondary, but the team has to step up and move on. No time to hand your head, the season still will go on without them.