Browns’ Joe Haden Facing Four-Game Suspension
It wasn’t a good day to be a Cleveland Browns fan on Wednesday. After hearing the news that Trent Richardson might need a second scope on his surgically repaired knee to clean up loose particles, there are now reports that starting cornerback Joe Haden is likely facing a four-game suspension after testing positive for Adderall during the offseason.
Although is has yet to be confirmed from NFL league sources, many of the top journalist that cover the Browns believe it to be true. The drug that caused the failed drug test, Adderall, is used to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), but it is widely used outside of its main purpose, as many athletes are using it to help them stay awake and alert.
Adderall is on the banned drugs list that the NFL provides it’s players, and is considered an Amphetamine or a Stimulate. Earlier this season New Your Giants safety Tyler Sash was suspended for four-games after failing a drug test for Adderall, even though he had a prescription for it. Other NFL players such as Garrett Hartley, Ahmad Hall, and Ben Patrick have also said they used Adderall after receiving four-game bans in the past.