Richard Sherman: ‘About Half’ Of NFL Players Use Adderall

Richard Sherman 'About Half' Of NFL Players Use AdderallSeattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman believes the NFL should lift its ban on Adderall because it’s used by a large group of players, which he estimates at around half the league, reports Mike Beamish of The Vancouver Sun.

‘Ill-informed and inaccurate’

Said Sherman:

About half the league takes it (Adderall) and the league has to allow it. 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.

The NFL has responded to Sherman’s statements about the league’s ban on Adderall, according to a report from TMZ. Per the NFL spokesman’s statements:

“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.”

‘Widespread use’

Adderall is a prescription stimulant, commonly used for the treatment of attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity, Beamish states. Use of it by NFL players would currently result in a suspension, but Sherman thinks the widespread use should change the league’s outlook.

The talented cornerback was nearly suspended for four games last season after traces of the stimulant were found in his urine, as reported by Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News. Sherman appealed the punishment and won his case, allowing him to keep playing.

Do you believe half of the NFL players actually use Adderall? Considering Richard Sherman’s statement, do you think the NFL should lift the ban on Adderall?

Source: Tim Daniels, Bleacher Report

Image: NESN

Percy Harvin To Be Traded To Seattle Seahawks

Percy Harvin To Be Traded To Seattle SeahawksPercy Harvin will reportedly be a member of the Seattle Seahawks in 2013, as the Minnesota Vikings have traded the star receiver for draft picks. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that this deal is “contingent upon a new contract for Harvin,” which should be able to get done in the next two days.

‘Dynamic player’

Harvin is one of the most electric receivers in the NFL. He’s a dynamic player with the ball in his hands, and his value is even greater when considering his ability to make plays as a running back and return man. In his four seasons with the Vikings, Harvin has caught 280 passes for 3,302 yards and 20 touchdowns. He has also returned 114 kickoffs for 3,183 yards and five touchdowns.

‘Fresh start’

But he and the Vikings have not seen eye to eye regarding his value for the past couple of seasons. As a result, Harvin has repeatedly expressed his displeasure, culminating in a trade demand on March 10 (h/t the Star Tribune‘s Sid Hartman).

With the Seahawks, Harvin will get the fresh start he desires, and he’ll play alongside one of the hottest young quarterbacks in the NFL, Russell Wilson. Combined with Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate, Harvin will give the Seahawks one of the most explosive young offenses in the NFL.

When Percy Harvin gets traded officially, which team would you root for by then — Minnesota Vikings or Seattle Seahawks?

Source: Jesse Reed, Bleacher Report

Image: AZ Central