Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

The NFL’s policy on positive tests for performance-enhancing drugs leads to a lot of speculation. When a player tests positive, the specific drug or substance that they test positive for remains confidential. As a result, most of the failed drug tests across the NFL this year have been linked to Adderall — whether by fact or wishful thinking. The bottom line is the NFL is fine with the media and fans thinking positive drug tests are most commonly linked to Adderall, because failing a drug test for Adderall does little to compromise the integrity of the game the way a steroid problem would. However, Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall said Adderall is not the only prescription drug he has heard of players using to boost their on-field performance. “I don’t know too much about Adderall,” Marshall said Wednesday according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. “I know guys, it is such a competitive league, guys try anything just to get that edge. I’m fortunate enough to be blessed with size and some smarts to give me my edge. But some guys, they’ll do whatever they can to get an edge. “I’ve heard of some crazy stories. I’ve heard (of) guys using like Viagra, seriously. Because the blood is supposedly thin, some crazy stuff. So, you know, it’s kind of scary with some of these chemicals that are in some of these things so you have to be careful.” And we thought the excuse Richard Sherman reportedly gave for his positive drug test was bizarre. Perhaps I don’t understand the effects of Viagra use on the common male, but based on the commercials I would think you’d know if players were running around hopped up on the little blue pill. That sounds like it would be dangerous in more ways than one. What will they think of next? Helmet knock to Shutdown Corner

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16 Comments:
  • This gives a whole new meaning to getting up for the game,
  • I would have to think LONG and HARD about taking Viagra prior to playing in a football game!
  • I think it is already proven that Viagra is "performance enhancing".
  • Marshall said, "that he had heard of guys using viagra" and did not say that he witnessed anything. Quit twisting the statement to enhance your story.
  • That only works when its fourth and inches....
  • nice, I was trying to work an angle about the game being about inches.
  • How to test for it, strip and lets see how it stands up to the testing. What next?
  • VIAGRA! (PED) Prick Enlarging DRUG! It Fits!
  • Someone check Matt Schaub - maybe Suh wouldn't have been able to connect otherwise.
  • Would not want to be the Center for a QB that takes Viagra
  • Well...that certainly explains all the hard dicks I see on the field, now.
  • The article says "so its odd to see it(Adderall) mentioned in the context of a performance-enhancing drug used by football players." The author might want to look up the classification and makeup of this medication which is basically legalized, prescription SPEED, amphetamine. This is similar to why Lawrence Taylor abused cocaine while playing. Did you see what a beast he was? Speed, Adderall, cocaine are all stimulants that enhance an athletes performance.
  • Lasix does something similar, but it makes you pee too much. They used to give it to horses at horse races to have them oxygenate their blood better (hence "piss like a race horse")

    Your welcome, you filthy animals!
  • I could seeing it being used by Defensive players to get penetration on the long snapper
  • I'll believe it when a kick holder uses no hands.

    Heard all the Packers use it.
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