49ers should learn from Seahawks

San Francisco needs to follow rivals' example for overcoming off-field incidents

Originally Published: April 15, 2014
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

It was simple. Last May, after defensive end Bruce Irvin became the fifth Seattle Seahawks player to get suspended for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, safety Kam Chancellor delivered a message to his teammates.

Grow up and move past that.

The Seahawks could not be great, could not achieve what they wanted, if the foolishness of the failed drug tests and excuses and suspensions didn't stop. It was only May, months before the season was to start, but it was ...

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