Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman has quickly become one of the more outspoken players in the NFL.
Well, Sherman has dropped yet another headline and attention-grabbing quote by saying at least “half the league” is taking adderall.
“About half the league takes it (Adderall) and the league has to allow it,” Sherman told the Vancouver Sun. “The league made a mistake in my case. Obviously, I didn’t do anything, but you have to go through a process to prove you didn’t do anything. There are still naysayers out there who don’t believe me. But I accept it. If everybody loves you, it probably means you’re not much of a player.”
Sherman recently visited with children and students at the Cambridge Elementary School in Surrey as part of the Play 60 program.
Sherman’s comments could very well be washed up as just another outspoken remark, but let’s put this into perspective for a moment. 50% of the league is quite the margin of professional athletes. Of course Sherman might be just speaking out in terms of judgement or his own personal thoughts on the matter, but still — 50% is a lot and if Sherman is even close in his thinking, that could be a real issue for the NFL and its policy on the matter.
Sherman is an original native of Compton, California and has totaled 12 interceptions in his first two seasons at the NFL level. Sherman is quickly becoming one of the top play makers at his position and his outspoken demeanor is only adding to the attention that he has been receiving early on in his NFL career.
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