The Giants banged-up secondary took another blow on Tuesday when second-year safety Tyler Sash was suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
Sash, a sixth-round pick out of Iowa in the 2011 draft, claimed in a statement released to the media that he tested positive for Adderall back in March. He said he was taking it legally and “under a doctor’s care for an anxiety condition” to help him with some public-speaking appearances.
Odd comments for several reasons:
- Adderall is a combination of amphetamines, used for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
- The drug would make you MORE ANXIOUS
- An athlete may use Adderall if he obtains a therapeutic use exemption, which would be evidence that he has a condition the drug treats
Maybe Sash does have ADHD, didn't pay attention to the drug's uses, nor to the TUE process.