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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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Mrugowsky    

So this guy has A.D.D. or A.D.H.D. then? ?? Adderal is just legal speed.

563 days ago
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latendresse76    

The NFL RIPs..... i didn't see that here or at NFL.com. Those that have a doctor diagnose them with ADHD and give them a prescription to Adderall get to use it.... And linking a Bleacher Report article is about as good as asking any random guy on the street. Also few people may test positive being that it's a stimulant and most likely is out of your system in a few days.

TMZ please stick to the Celebrity gossip.

563 days ago
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