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Lions one of 10 teams without any PED suspensions since 2010

Only 10 teams in the NFL haven't had a single PED suspension since 2010, and the Detroit Lions are one of them.


The Seattle Seahawks recently made headlines for having yet another player suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs. Defensive end Bruce Irvin was suspended this time, perhaps explaining why Seattle went out and signed Cliff Avril after free agency began earlier this offseason.

Having a player suspended for PEDs is nothing new for the Seahawks, as noted by ESPN's Mike Sando. The Seahawks actually lead the league in PED suspensions with five since 2010, which is when Pete Carroll took over as their head coach. The Denver Broncos and New York Giants each have had four since 2010, and there have been 19 teams with one, two or three suspensions in that same span of time.

The Detroit Lions are one of 10 teams that haven't had a single player suspended for PED use since 2010. The Lions have had their fair share of off-the-field issues involving the law, and Mikel Leshoure was hit with a two-game suspension last year for a pair of arrests. They have been able to stay clean when it comes to PEDs, though. (Knock on wood.)

In the NFC North, the Lions are the only team that has avoided a PED suspension in the last few years. The Minnesota Vikings have had two suspensions, and the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers have had one each.

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