Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 10/18/14
Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman successfully over-turned a 4-game suspension after testing positive for Adderall last season, and believes that the NFL is wasting their time by keeping the drug on their banned list as he claims nearly half the league is taking it. Sherman spoke with the the Vancouver Sun about the drug as he spent time with students at Cambridge elementary school as part of NFL Canada’s Take An NFL Player to School Program. It came up in a roundabout way, as it is a prescription that many students take that suffere with Attention Deficit Disorder “About half the league takes it (Adderall) and the league has to allow it,” Sherman said Tuesday. “The league made a mistake in my case. Obviously, I didn’t do anything, but you have to go through a process to prove you didn’t do anything. There are still naysayers out there who don’t believe me. But I accept it. If everybody loves you, it probably means you’re not much of a player.” Several NFL players have been suspended for testing positive, including Sherman’s teammate Joey Browner, who didn’t appeal his suspension. Typically, players have claimed that they received the drug via prescription [...]
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