Dec 30, 2012, Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) celebrates on the field following a 20-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Denounces Richard Sherman’s Comments

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who is no stranger to controversy, has found himself in that spot light again. Whether it’s enticing players to punch him after games, confronting Tom Brady, or going on First Take to verbally attack Skip Bayless (not that we all don’t wish we could), Sherman is a magnet for these controversies.

Now his comments on the NFL Network about players use of Adderall has him coming under scrutiny again.

“There’s a bunch of guys in the league on prescription for Adderall, so what — you know, I’ve never seen people get prescribed a performance-enhancing drug, you know what I mean?” Sherman said.  “So I don’t understand, you know, what everybody is so — you know, they go so crazy about it when some of these guys test positive for it, but a bunch of guys have prescriptions for it, so it’s, like, you know, kind of misleading.”

Adderall is on the NFL’s banned substance list, however, the drug is legal and anyone can be prescribed it to deal with ADD. But the league took Sherman’s comments seriously, and have released a statement.

“The comments are ill-informed and inaccurate,” the league said in a statement. “Adderall is easily detected under current testing and will result in a suspension absent an approved therapeutic use exemption.  If his statement were true, we would be seeing many more positive tests and suspensions. More importantly, his comments are irresponsible, as they ignore the serious medical risks and documented public health crisis associated with the improper use of Adderall and similar drugs.”

Richard Sherman has tested positive for adderall and could be downplaying the drug in an attempt to help his own image. It reminds me of the “weed is just a plant” argument for marijuana. Nevertheless, the NFL will probably be paying close attention to Sherman’s tests this season.

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  • Wyatt Converse

    “Richard Sherman has”, allegedly, “tested positive for adderall.” I certainly don’t doubt that many players get prescriptions for it if they can. And they probably can easily enough. Anyways, Sherman is awesome and I wish he could speak without everyone trying to make a story off of his big mouth. That was like a brief side statement and no one actually knows what the story was that had the reporter there in the first place. Oh, I think it was one of his outreach ventures where he was giving his time to students again. I admit, he does have a big mouth sometimes, but the dude is awesome, he’s a good hearted man, and I’m damn proud to have him on our team. Go Hawks!

  • bluenotebacker

    You know, taking Adderall doesn’t make you a bad person, you know, but, you know, if you really *did* know it was a banned substance, you know, why on earth would you take it and, you know, try to justify it, you know? It’s BANNED. Don’t, you know, take the drug if you want to play in the, you know, NFL

  • Josh Carter

    The only thing is I wouldve slightly changed the first sentence of this to “Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who is no stranger to being a douche…