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Sherman and Browner are young cornerbacks making the NFL minimum salary. The "newer, stronger, better, undetectable drugs" are for superstars like Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher.
Posted by DOUG. on November 29, 2012 at 9:03 AM · Report this
The overwhelming majority of football players are not super rich. They make decent money ($300K-$1M a year) for a very short period of time (2-5 years), during which they may or may not get a lifelong physical debilitation.
Posted by MRM on November 29, 2012 at 9:05 AM · Report this
Rotten666 4
Just a thought....I will never understand why people complain about "super rich" athletes making gobs of money. People pay the money to see the players. They should get an appropriate piece of the pie. Would we all rather the money go to the owners? We are all pro union, right?
Posted by Rotten666 on November 29, 2012 at 9:11 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 6
#2 Is correct, as is #4: People think "athlete" and assume they are all being paid like baseball players, who get millions more, and play for a decade longer, and only the pitchers tend to have lifelong injuries.

What disgusts me are the people who cheer for dirty and injurious hits. These men risk their bodies and lives to give entertainment, and people get cheer when they get hurt. Disgusting.

Football players deserve vastly better benefits after they retire. They are treated like horses who are put down when they can't run anymore, forgotten by the league that depends on them, and the people who cheer for them.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on November 29, 2012 at 9:27 AM · Report this
As a guy with an Adderall prescription, I fail completely to understand how this drug could help football players in any way. This is a drug to help people sit in one place and focus one one thing for hours at a time; seems to me this is exactly the opposite of what you want on a football field. Did these idiots think it would function as some sort of poor man's steroid? Cause it don't.
Posted by Prefunk on November 29, 2012 at 9:53 AM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 8
For the love of christ Bethany nobody wants to listen to a hipster moan that pro sports drug abusers aren't taking drugs that are fucking cool enough.

Can't you toddler over to Line Out and brag about your favorite band that nobody has heard of?
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on November 29, 2012 at 10:11 AM · Report this
Kinison 9
Did you know that the NHL halts all drug testing during the playoffs? Yeah the NHL, that sport that Slog has a love affair with.
Posted by Kinison on November 29, 2012 at 10:21 AM · Report this
@7 Well, it helps concentration. Cornerbacks need to be fast. I think taking some Adderall would probably help you see plays a lot quicker. I've taken it and can totally see it helping during a fast-paced game. Plus, it affects different people differently.
Posted by hereiswheremynamegoes on November 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM · Report this
As a lurker of the sports forums 'round the web, it sounds like Adderall is being used as a masking agent for steroids, which makes sense. The idea being that the public blowback for abusing Adderall is less than getting nailed for steroids.
Posted by Joel_are on November 29, 2012 at 11:35 AM · Report this
Rotten666 12
@7 Hours and hours of watching tape among other things that require sitting still and concentrating for great amounts of time. There is a lot more to the game than banging heads for three hours each week. There are least 200 different plays that defense players need to have memorized.

A lot of these guys you call idiots are smarter than most of us on SLOG.
Posted by Rotten666 on November 29, 2012 at 11:38 AM · Report this
@ Joel Adderall is not a masking agent. I have read all the stories & forums too. I think what you are trying to refer to is that the league never actually announces what the PED is. So lots of folks claim Adderall, as it isnt perceived as negatively as steroids. However, every report I have read or heard, has stated it's Adderall with these guys. And of course, they haven actually gotten suspended yet, they still have to go through the appeals process. Isn't there something in this country about innocent until proven guilty...
Posted by Slog Tipper David on November 29, 2012 at 12:24 PM · Report this
NoelleyB 14
Weird. My husband's shrink just mentioned yesterday that there's an adderall shortage.
Posted by NoelleyB on November 29, 2012 at 1:31 PM · Report this
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