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Andre Brown to appeal four-game suspension for Adderrall

PaulBlakeTSU : 5/23/2012 1:56 pm
violation of PED policy per CBSSports.

Bombs away?
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/rapid-reports/post/19134152 - ( New Window )
If he's got a history of being allowed to use it  
Wuphat : 5/23/2012 1:59 pm : link
in the past, and just forgot to fill out some paperwork, the 4 games seems silly to me.

And I'd say that for any player on any team.

According to Google  
Bill in Springfield : 5/23/2012 2:00 pm : link
it's medication to treat ADD.
i hope he's studying the playbook  
GiantsFan84 : 5/23/2012 2:01 pm : link
and watching lots of film while he's on it
Yeah, if it's really just a paperwork issue,  
Mad Mike : 5/23/2012 2:02 pm : link
that seems unfair. If it's spelled out that way in the cba, so be it I guess, but a quarter of the season for not filling out forms seems silly.
If it was adderall  
GiantWarrior : 5/23/2012 2:02 pm : link
he wouldn't have forgotten to fill out the paperwork (;
If it's really a technicality maybe he gets a reduction  
Torrag : 5/23/2012 2:03 pm : link
...
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GiantsFan84 : 5/23/2012 2:04 pm : link
that's one hell of a drug

i remember taking it in college cramming for exams....steroids for the brain
Folks with ADD forget stuff like this all the time.  
yatqb : 5/23/2012 2:07 pm : link
ADD really impacts one's executive functioning...the ability to plan and organize and sustain attention, among other things. It would be a shame if he was penalized for something like this.
adderall does a lot more  
leatherneck570 : 5/23/2012 2:12 pm : link
than treat ADD...it's a commonly abused drug
I used to take it  
Antdog23 : 5/23/2012 2:32 pm : link
and it did help while I was taking it, but now that I'm off it, I have no problem going to the mall to buy sneakers. I got these new pair of addias, white with the green stripes. They just scream awesome. I hung out with some dude last week who had a pair and I had to get them for myself. He drives a Camaro, what were we talking about again?
the kid moffett from CT and Wisconsin  
teamschlitz : 5/23/2012 2:46 pm : link
tested positive for adderrall too, I know a kicker did a couple years back as well. Crazy.
Kind of ironic the league  
nyg4life : 5/23/2012 2:59 pm : link
Is supending the guy on Adderrall with ADD for forgetting something. That's like suspending the man with a broken leg for limping.
adderall is a banned substance? wtf  
GMenLTS : 5/23/2012 3:00 pm : link
.
Methylphenidate  
Killed the K-Gun : 5/23/2012 3:02 pm : link
Is pretty close to methamphetamine.
Makes sense  
G.O.B. : 5/23/2012 3:08 pm : link
to ban something like Adderrall given the abuse of the drug. I'm sure that the paperwork to allow for the use requires information from the prescribing doctor. If he can show the prescription, perhaps they will overturn the suspension.
Poor Man's  
DaveFromNewMexico : 5/23/2012 3:11 pm : link
Coke
Sounds like I need to go see my dr. and proclaim ADD problems  
dee-fense : 5/23/2012 3:15 pm : link
....insurance subsidized drugs...nice.
leatherneck, Adderall is absolutely abused a lot.  
yatqb : 5/23/2012 3:57 pm : link
That said, if he had a diagnosis of ADD and simply forgot the paperwork to continue it (WHILE he had a valid Rx. for it) that's more a clerical error than using it for abuse
It contains Meth ...  
BBurns : 5/23/2012 5:20 pm : link
Worked in a meth lab in Petersburg Va.
All we made in the specialty building was meth
and methadone .
Have any of the touch holes who blasted Brown for being a PED  
BlueLou : 5/24/2012 12:31 am : link
abusing dumb shit (on the 1st thread announcing Brown's suspension) apologized on this thread?

It may well be the guy did nothing wrong at all aside from paperwork and will win his appeal. Too soon to say.
Now  
NJGiantFan84 : 5/24/2012 1:08 am : link
it makes sense why he kept saying "I got a ring, he got one too."
antdog  
aquidneck : 5/24/2012 7:25 am : link
Brilliant post.
It should be rescinded.  
Big Blue '56 : 5/24/2012 8:04 am : link
It's absurd to suspend him
If  
DanMetroMan : 5/24/2012 8:08 am : link
accurate then the league really went too far here. If he's taking adderrall it's for a long term "non-curable" issue like AD/HD so it's not as if they would allow it for x long but not y.
he might get the suspension reduced to 3 games  
WeatherMan : 5/24/2012 8:11 am : link
based on the recent precedent with Texans punter Brett Hartmann - similar issue with Ritalin where he had a paperwork issue leading to a violation and a 4 game suspension that was reduced on appeal to 3 games.
link - ( New Window )
same as proclaiming guilty  
fkap : 5/24/2012 8:21 am : link
without all the evidence, we should not rush to innocent judgement until the dust settles. A lot of guilty folk claim innocence. At this point, we simply don't know what's what.

That said, it's bullshit for any player, any team to get reamed for paperwork error. IF true about the magnamity of accepting the error and reducing the punishment to 3 games instead of 4 for the player listed above, that's bullshit.

On the other hand, IF the suspension gives us a roster exemption (I don't know the rules) for 4 games, it might work in his favor. Sounds like he's a bubble player, so an exemption would give him life if the inevitable injuries start piling up.
although, now that I've  
fkap : 5/24/2012 8:25 am : link
actually read the link about the Texans player, he did not have prior approval to take Ritalin, and thus it was not a clerical error. After getting caught, he went out and got proper approval from doctors. The way I read it is that Brown is claiming he had prior approval, and just forgot to file for continuing approval.
Antdog  
Montreal Man : 5/24/2012 8:29 am : link
Funny post. Gave me a good laugh.
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