NFL Players Turn To New Drugs For Competitive Edge
Are Adderall and Viagra the new steroids?
As the National Football League continues to keep an eye on illegal performance enhancing drugs, NFL players are finding ways around the rules by using other substances to "get an edge."
This season several players have tested positive for Adderall, a drug used to treat people with ADHD. The drug is said to help players stay focused for the duration of their three hour games.
Players that have been suspended for using Adderall, including New York Giants rookie Will Hill say that they did not know that the drug was considered illegal in the NFL.
In addition to that, there are now reports saying that NFL players are also using Viagra, which relaxes muscles and increases endurance, to compete.
"Some guys, they'll do whatever they can to get an edge," says Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall. "I've heard of some crazy stories. I've heard [of] guys using like Viagra, seriously. Because the blood is supposedly thin, some crazy stuff. So, you know, it's kind of scary with some of these chemicals that are in some of these things so you have to be careful."