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Cornerback Brandon Browner added some more fuel to the fire in the budding rivalry between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.
In an interview with Sports Radio KJR, Browner took exception to recent comments by 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh about Seahawks suspensions stemming from players using performance-enhancing drugs.
He's a coach. He's never gonna be out there lined up against me. I wish he would; I'd put my hands around his neck. At the end of the day, I'm about winning football games.” -- Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner, on Jim Harbaugh
Harbaugh said he "definitely noticed" the rash of Seattle suspensions and that players "should play by the rules" while also saying his own players cheating wouldn't be tolerated.Browner, one of five Seahawks suspended for using a banned substance since 2011, made it clear that he's no fan of the outspoken Harbaugh.
"I don't have anything for it," Browner said. "At the end of the day we gotta win football games. He's a coach. He's never gonna be out there lined up against me. I wish he would; I'd put my hands around his neck. At the end of the day, I'm about winning football games."
Defensive end Bruce Irvin became the most recent Seattle player suspended last month for using a banned substance. A first-round draft pick last year, he will miss the first four games of the regular season -- including a Week 2 matchup with the two-time defending NFC West champion Niners in Seattle on Sept. 15.
Others Seahawks to draw suspensions were John Moffitt, Allen Barbre, Winston Guy and Brandon Browner. A sixth player, cornerback Richard Sherman, had his suspension overturned on appeal.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.