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CowboysSuck
10-13-2012, 11:03 PM
Aqim (dont know how to spell it) Talib .. the corner Nicks destroyed this year, is the latest in a series of Adderall abuse suspensions. Whats going on here guys?

Sash, Hill, Talib...there has to be others. Im confused to say the least.


http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8499189/aqib-talib-tampa-bay-buccaneers-suspended-four-games-using-adderall

Toadofsteel
10-13-2012, 11:05 PM
ADHD is a serious problem in the national football le...oh look a bunny.

CowboysSuck
10-13-2012, 11:06 PM
Have these guys been tricked in to thinking its a performance enhancement? its not...

Buddy333
10-13-2012, 11:09 PM
Wasn't Andre Brown also supposed to be suspended for the same thing but he won his appeal?

bELIeve_in_Giants
10-13-2012, 11:19 PM
Andre Brown must have naked pictures of Roger Goddell or something because he also wasn't fined for tweeting during the game last week.

Rat_bastich
10-13-2012, 11:45 PM
ADHD is a serious problem in the national football le...oh look a bunny.

I was thinking the same thing. Attention Deficit Disorder in High Definition seems to be a huge problem.

SackingMyths
10-14-2012, 12:03 AM
ADHD is a serious problem in the national football le...oh look a bunny.

LMFAO

GMan-67
10-14-2012, 01:06 AM
ADHD is a serious problem in the national football le...oh look a bunny.

haha, good one

i blame the doctors ... they get paid millions and they cant take 2 seconds to review the list of NFL banned substances ... they are more worried about playing Golf with the drug rep. pawning them the latest and greatest script !!

YATittle1962
10-14-2012, 01:08 AM
Have these guys been tricked in to thinking its a performance enhancement? its not...

it will enhance performance in someone who does not suffer from what it is prescribed for......and even sometimes in those who do

it is an amphetamine .....a stimulant

it causes a constant release of adrenaline and will cause the average person to be intensely focussed

it will also increase heart rate

Rat_bastich
10-14-2012, 01:35 AM
it will enhance performance in someone who does not suffer from what it is prescribed for......and even sometimes in those who do

it is an amphetamine .....a stimulant

it causes a constant release of adrenaline and will cause the average person to be intensely focussed

it will also increase heart rate

I would also imagine it is pretty easy to get a prescription for in this day and age of throwing medication at everything. With any behavioral disorder it would be difficult to disprove, especially if you can mimic the symptoms. Probably why so many are getting busted with it right now, though a few probably legitimately need it.

nhpgiantsfan
10-14-2012, 06:20 AM
haha, good one

i blame the doctors ... they get paid millions and they cant take 2 seconds to review the list of NFL banned substances ... they are more worried about playing Golf with the drug rep. pawning them the latest and greatest script !!

You blame the doctors?? These guys aren'g getting it from team doctors. Why is it a doctors responcibility to know what his/her patient is aloud to take. These are regular doctors that these guys are going to. They are not NFL employed doctors. Why make excused for these very wealthy proffesional players. They need to know what they can and cant take. It's that simple.

penguinfarmer
10-14-2012, 06:40 AM
Right. That and I know very few doctors that are paid millions of dollars.

NYGabriel
10-14-2012, 06:41 AM
It may not enhance performance on the field but it does in the classroom. Players have to study the playbook and a lot of film in their spare time. Adderall keeps them awake and able to focus and cram a lot of information. Adderall is a well known 'study drug' on university campuses.

(College campuses known to be highly competitive had up to 25% of students use an ADHD medication within one year, a survey of students at 119 colleges across the country concluded.) - From Wiki

Rat_bastich
10-14-2012, 06:47 AM
Depends on how the Adderall is being used as well. I was reading an article on Adderall a moment ago and apparently snorting it gives the same effect as cocaine. It would seem very plausible for a player to attempt to get an edge by doing this. Also, one of the common side effects is aggressive and hostile behavior which would definitely be beneficial on the football field. I guess forsaking long term health for a short term gain more than the players already are is worth it in their eyes.

joeybagadonutz23
10-14-2012, 07:42 AM
Have these guys been tricked in to thinking its a performance enhancement? its not...
Yeah it is. Not just in a physical sense. Adderall allows you to focus like a mofo because it's an amphetamine. also makes you hyper like cocaine...obviously.

Captain Chaos
10-14-2012, 07:45 AM
Interesting discussion, I think Brown gut the buy early because it wasn't well known after his suspension and subsequent reinstatement. I think Goddell might feel that everyone has been warned and if you have a prescription then you need to let the NFL know about it!

CowboysSuck
10-14-2012, 08:56 AM
Its really not. From personal experience its not. The only think I can think of, which another poster brought up, is trying to memorize the playbook.

Adderall is an amphetamine. It increases your heart rate so when you run around you feel winded much quicker than you normally would. Not to mention how bad that is for your heart. I used to play lacrosse on all sorts of drugs, and these ADHD amphetamines were never of any help.

GMan-67
10-14-2012, 10:46 AM
You blame the doctors?? These guys aren'g getting it from team doctors. Why is it a doctors responcibility to know what his/her patient is aloud to take. These are regular doctors that these guys are going to. They are not NFL employed doctors. Why make excused for these very wealthy proffesional players. They need to know what they can and cant take. It's that simple.

so we common folk know that any athlete is restricted from taking certain meds, but these primadonna doctors dont know that???? ... that is scary