View Full Version : Browns Haden suspended 4 games

09-10-2012, 07:56 PM


Haden was suspended Monday without pay for four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances. Haden's suspension begins immediately, and he will not be eligible to return to the Browns' active roster until Monday, Oct. 8, one day after they play at the New York Giants.

Haden, who reportedly tested positive in the offseason for the stimulant Adderall, played in Sunday's season opener against Philadelphia. He had an interception and six tackles in Cleveland's 17-16 loss. Haden has not commented on his ordeal since the report first surfaced on espncleveland.com during training camp.

09-13-2012, 07:44 PM
NFLPA issues warning to players on Adderall and Ritalin (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/13/nflpa-issues-warning-to-players-on-adderall-and-ritalin/)

The players union has urged all agents to reminder their clients that they need both a prescription and an approved therapeutic use exemption in order to take these medications with risk of suspension.

The alert points out that some players are taking it in social settings, or that they are using Ritalin/Adderall that has been prescribed for a friend or a relative in order to stay awake, boost energy, or increase attentiveness.

The most important point for players to remember is that prescription isn’t enough The player also must have a therapeutic use exemption before taking the medication.

The Pencil Neck
09-14-2012, 12:00 PM
Same thing that got Hartmann.