Richard Sherman says he was misquoted about Adderall use in NFL

Kevin C. Cox

The Seattle Seahawks cornerback says he was misquoted earlier this week and did not say that "about half" of the league takes Adderall.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says he was misquoted by the Vancouver Sun earlier this week during an interview on NFL AM on Thursday morning, according to Pro Football Talk. On Wednesday it was reported that Sherman said "about half the league" takes Adderall.

More: Field Gulls

Regarding the misquote, Sherman said on Thursday, "I didn't say that. 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 in the league on prescription for Adderall.'"

Despite the discrepancy, Sherman's basic message is the same. "I've never seen people get prescribed a performance-enhancing drug, you know what I mean? So I don't understand, you know, what everybody is so -- you know, they go so crazy about it when some of these guys test positive for it, but a bunch of guys have prescriptions for it, so it's, like, you know, kind of misleading," Sherman went on to explain.

Sherman successfully appealed a four-game suspension in 2012 after testing positive for Adderall and maintains that he has never taken the drug. Multiple NFL players have served suspensions resulting from positive Adderall tests, including Sherman's teammate, Brandon Browner.

More from SB Nation:

NFL mock draft: Predicting 3 full rounds

Seahawks sign a QB who's the opposite of Russell Wilson

Ravens signing Rolando McClain

Jets to work out Geno Smith | Will release Tebow

Sneak peek at the Chargers' new offense

The next step for Mankind: Mick Foley's evolution

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.