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Report: Eric Wright facing Adderall suspension

Percy Harvin, Eric Wright AP

With Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib serving a four-game suspension for taking Adderall, the other starting corner in Tampa could be sitting down for a quarter of the season, too.

Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Eric Wright is facing a ban for Adderall, an ADD medication that more and more players are using as a stimulant.  It’s a banned substance, and players may permissibly take it only with both a prescription and a waiver from the league’s policy regarding anabolic steroids and related substances.

The status of Wright’s appeal, if any, isn’t known.  The suspension will become official once the internal process has been finalized.

Wright escaped league scrutiny during the offseason when a DUI arrest resulted in no charges being pursued.

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14 Responses to “Report: Eric Wright facing Adderall suspension”
  1. rickastleydancemoves says: Oct 28, 2012 12:24 PM

    Smart guy.

  2. mikealstott says: Oct 28, 2012 12:25 PM

    Does Tampa have an adderall vending machine in their locker room?

  3. t16rich says: Oct 28, 2012 12:27 PM

    So the league will allow you to use this drug, as long as you take the appropriate steps to inform them? If that’s the case, then I feel no sympathy for these players. Still scratch my head as to why adderall is so frowned upon, while HGH continues to go untested in the NFL.

  4. mikegangi says: Oct 28, 2012 12:31 PM

    I’m so sick of this dude’s drama. He’s not a Buccaneer man. Drop him like a hot coal. He’s not that good anyways.

  5. mazblast says: Oct 28, 2012 12:37 PM

    Since the league can’t release the name of the real drug that caused the suspension of a given player, everyone’s using Adderall as a cover, just as baseball players always seem to have “flu-like symptoms” (read: hangovers).

    Either that, or these guys using a drug that has gotten so many suspended. That would fall under the category of “incredibly stupid”.

  6. footballer4ever says: Oct 28, 2012 12:38 PM

    There would not be enough players for each team to get on the field if the NFL TRULY tested for all illegal and semi-“legal” substances commonly used out there. That’s the simple reality of the facts.

  7. canetic says: Oct 28, 2012 12:38 PM

    Let me guess, he only took it once, from a guy who handed him a pill and he didn’t know what it was.

  8. weneedlinemen42 says: Oct 28, 2012 12:42 PM

    The manufacturers of Adderall are wondering why their profits aren’t higher.

  9. bathroomben7 says: Oct 28, 2012 1:19 PM

    Eazy E

  10. csilojohnson says: Oct 28, 2012 1:24 PM

    I thought coke is the rich mans crack. Times are changing. Big Pharm keeps cashing those checks.

  11. rajbais says: Oct 28, 2012 2:05 PM

    So, you put on a Browns jersey once, play cornerback, and lose 4 paychecks for Adderall.

    First, Joe Haden; now it’s Eric Wright. Who’s next, Sheldon Brown?

  12. coolzog says: Oct 28, 2012 3:11 PM

    Let’s be honest, the drug(s) these players are testing positive for are not Adderall.

  13. abninf says: Oct 28, 2012 3:17 PM

    In other words, he got busted for doing something worse than pot.

  14. ttgb2 says: Oct 28, 2012 3:55 PM

    So I got a prescription for Adderall the other day and tried it for the first time two days ago.

    Firstly, I was damn sure taken aback by the generic name on the label: Amphetamine Salts.

    Sounds like a cross between Meth and Bath Salts.

    If you do some research on it, it pretty much improves human performance at everything. While it doesn’t improve strength and speed, it gives you more awareness of your body allowing you to perform techniques to perfection, thus indirectly boosting speed and lifting ability. One study showed shot putters throw an average of 5% farther when on Adderall as opposed to off it.

    We issue amphetamines very chemically similar to Adderall to fighter pilots in the Air Force (they’re called Go Pills) to keep them awake and alert for 15 hour flights, as well as to boost their performance in dog fights.

    My guess with these guys is that they actually have an ADD diagnosis and prescription for Adderall but didn’t do the paperwork with the league, we’ve seen that before. Why do I assume that? Because generally speaking Adderall isn’t used by pro athletes because one of its side effects is murdering your appetite and causing weight loss.

    As for me? I didn’t feel anything at all. My words per minute typing went up by like 5 per minute on average or so, but that could just be placebo.

    Dr. is doubling my dosage to 20mg and we’ll see what happens.

    Just in case anyone was wondering about what these people were caught with.

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