Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor told SiriusXM NFL radio Monday that he and other leaders conducted a players-only meeting about the rash of PED suspensions affecting the team.
"We've got to grow up and move past that," Chancellor said. "That's pretty much the message right now."
Defensive end Bruce Irvin became the fifth player on the Seahawks to get suspended since 2011 after he tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance.
Irvin is suspended the first four games of the season.
Cornerback Brandon Browner, safety Winston Guy, and offensive linemen John Moffitt and Allen Barbre have also been disciplined for PED violations over the past two seasons. Cornerback Richard Sherman also tested positive, but had his suspension overturned on an appeal.
---Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Donald Penn took to Twitter to vehemently dispute a report about his weight and physical condition.
He was responding to a PetwerReport.com's Mark Cook, who wrote that Penn failed to meet most of the weight clauses in his contract and that Penn has an "occasional lazy streak" and his weight fluctuation "drives management crazy."
First Penn targeted ProFootballTalk.com, which had passed along the report. He said he's "330 right now in the best shape I been in a long time stop reporting bull---- I made all my weigh in last yr n this yr."
After he realized Pewter Report had done the reporting, Penn targeted Pewter Report in his Tweet, saying, "Keep reporting bulls--- on me n see the next time I do a interview wit u yo s--- is lies get the facts 1st Cook b4 u say s---."
----San Diego Chargers fullback Le'Ron McClain said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that rookie Manti Te'o has made a nice transition to the Chargers' locker room.
"I don't think there will be anything like hazing," McClain said. "The guy came in, and he's been working since he stepped on the field, stepped in the weight room. He's caught everybody's eye to see that he's a great player."
---Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said in a recent interview on Sirius/XM NFL radio that gay marriage is "not something I believe in."
Peterson said he has gay family member whom he loves and respects, however.
Gay marriage will become legal in Minnesota on Aug. 1.