Whenever a player receives a suspension for violating the PED policy and claims that he took Adderall, eyes roll even faster than they would with the influence of a banned stimulant. But there should be no need for eye rolling (or other body language suggesting skepticism) under the revised PED policy, because if a player advances a “dog ate my homework”-style excuse, the league can now dispute it.
“[T]he Management Council may publicly disclose information relating to the discipline of a Player to correct inaccurate public claims made by that Player or his representatives about the discipline,” the new PED policy states.
In other words, if a player is lying about the reason for the positive test, the league can now say so.
As to Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata, who says he took Adderall, the NFL has said nothing in response. Which presumably means that, indeed, it was Adderall.