NFL responds to Richard Sherman’s Adderall comments

We reported earlier today the Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman told the Vancouver Sun that half of the players of the NFL take Adderall.

The NFL has since released a statement to TMZ regarding Sherman’s comments.

“The comments are ill-informed and inaccurate.  Adderall is easily detected under current testing and will result in a suspension absent an approved therapeutic use exemption.”

The rep continues, “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.”