Richard Sherman: Half of the NFL uses Adderall

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman tested positive for Adderall last season.  Which happens to be on the NFL’s banned substance list.  He ended up appealing his suspension and had it overturned due to errors in the chain of custody of his urine sample.

Sherman told the Vancouver Sun that half of the players in the NFL take Adderall.

“About half the league takes it, and the league has to allow it,” Sherman said.. “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.”

I would love to know why the NFL has to allow the use of Adderall.  The only reason a player should be able to use it is to treat ADHD.  In that case they would get a prescription.