Richard Sherman says he didn’t say “half the NFL uses Adderall”


Seahawks CB Richard Sherman is saying the media played him. Sherman allegedly made remarks while at an NFL’s Play 60 event claiming, “half the league is using Adderall.” But now Sherman is saying he was misquoted.

“First off, I didn’t say that,” Sherman said about quotes published Tuesday by the newspaper. “It’s just another case of these writers trying to gain a little notoriety in an interview. What I said was there’s a bunch of guys on prescription for Adderall. I’ve never seen people get prescribed a performance-enhancing drug, you know what I mean?….They go so crazy when guys test positive for it, but a bunch of guys have prescriptions for it, so it’s kind of misleading.”

Sherman also said he doesn’t understand how the drug could be a benefit for someone who doesn’t suffer from ADHD but that he’s never taken it so he has no real insight on that aspect of it.

The NFL addresses Sherman’s comments on Wednesday:

“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. 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.”

Perhaps Sherman should stick to topics like whose the best corner and what his team will do to their division next season.