Originally written April 11, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
The big story in the NFL on Wednesday was Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman’s reported claim that nearly ‘half of the league’ was taking Adderall. It was a bold claim for one to make, especially since there really haven’t been nearly enough positive drug tests to support it. Adderall is a psychostimulant medication that contains amphetamine, used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It can also be used as a performance-enhacing drug, which is why it is on the NFL’s banned list. Sherman failed a drug test last year when he reportedly tested positive for the drug (the NFL never revealed what he tested positive for), but he won an appeal due to a technicality in how the sample was handled. Today, Sherman is on the defensive about his comments, especially since it made him appear to be a user of the drug. Sherman was on NFL AM early Thursday morning and said he was misquoted in his interview with the Vancouver Sun. Via Pro Football Talk: “I didn’t say that,” Sherman said. “It’s just another case of these writers trying to gain a little notoriety in an interview. What I said was, There’s a [...]
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