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NFL Rips Seahawks Star

We're NEVER Going to Allow Adderall

4/10/2013 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Seattle Seahawks superstar Richard Sherman is "ill-informed" when it comes to Adderall ... and should immediately stop pressing the league to un-ban the drug before someone gets hurt ... this according to the NFL.

The league has released an aggressive statement in response to Sherman's recent pro-Adderall comments -- in which Sherman says the NFL should "allow it" because "about half the league takes it."

A rep for the NFL tells TMZ ... "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.”

FYI -- Sherman was nearly suspended last year when he tested positive for Adderall -- but he appealed his case and won, saying there were errors in the testing.

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Pudding Tang    

What a great role model, this guy.

524 days ago
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Jay W.     

Yeah... Stimulate me.

524 days ago
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whitey ford    

I can't wait till this cat tears his ACL.

524 days ago
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Toasty J    

He is saying that players are taking it with a prescription, not illegally.
He actually is a great role model.
From Compton to Stanford graduate.
Gives a TON of his time to helping the communities in Seattle and LA.

524 days ago
5.

JJ    

Yo Richy, shut your ****in hole, no one takes you seriously anyway.

524 days ago
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STFUP    

So... nobody in the NFL can take it, even with a prescription. Yet Blohan gets it WHILE IN REHAB! Ridiculous!

524 days ago
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Vince    

So chemically enhanced sports figures.....who would have thought it possible....Next thing you will be hearing is lance armstrong is juicing.....such leis, such exaggerations.....its only an aspirin for crying out loud! These professionals would NEVER do such a thing, ever.....

524 days ago
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scrapper    

Sounds like there wasn't an error in the testing when he tested positive. It is really not good that he comes out with a statement like this. So many young athletes will try it to see if it helps them with their performance just on his uninformed opinion. It can cause heart and blood pressure problems, not just effects on the brain. Kids could get hurt. Keep your opinions to yourself till your out of the game. Not a role model for sure.

524 days ago
9.

WOW...    

The truth hurts, don't it? He just has the guts to say it....he's being a scape goat and the NFL is looking to shut him up....GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

524 days ago
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james    

This fool thinks he is the mouth of the NFL. He an idiot and should shut up stay clean and play ball.

524 days ago
11.

Stop It    

This clown talks way to much trash. Don't get me wrong, dude can ball. Play ball and STFU. Thank you

524 days ago
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dj156269    

If by now you haven't figured out that the NFL is full of rampant drug use you're either retarded or just plain stupid. Aderall can be used with a prescription and this is what he was referring to. They dont even test for HGH which I'm sure 99% of the league is on. How do you think guys come back from ACL tears so fast. Steroids help your muscles heal faster so you can work out more frequently and harder.

524 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

i swear, pro-sports is totally turning into a bunch of bitches. they should just make it all girls playing. every week, there's some new "allowance" the players need; "oh, my fingernails broke!! waah" my hair is getting all messed up!! waaah! my head hurts!! i have a headache, not tonight!! waaah waaah!! does this jersey make my butt look fat??! i'm having my period!! i need some pills!! waah waah. geexus. just can these macho dudes like catch a ball and just run anymore? i don't really think so.

524 days ago
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dumboe    

I am sure these millionaires could never find a doctor to write a script for Adderall, making it OK by the NFL. What a joke.

524 days ago
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zer0veritas    

Irresponsible journalism at it's finest right here folks. Sherman was referring to PRESCRIPTION USE of adderal. A player can easily get a prescription for adderal making it OK to use and therefore passing drug tests no problem. His sample was tainted with another sample causing adderal to show up in his test which is why his appeal went through. If your going to report don't leave out the important FACTS.

524 days ago
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