Although we doubt anything will come of it since commissioner Roger Goodell rules with an iron fist, Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Neal is still trying to appeal his four-game suspension.
Neal was suspended for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, but he claims he did nothing of the sort. Neal says the league suspended him for taking Adderall and not reporting it.
“If you look at Adderall, are you going to come in here and run faster, jump higher, block some passes and sack some quarterbacks?” Neal said. “In my eyes, I didn’t do anything wrong. In my eyes, I just went and sought help that I thought I needed. I didn’t go through the team; I went through another doctor. If that was my fault for not being responsible and going through the team, that was my fault and I’ll take that. But as far as I’m concerned if you consider Adderall a performance enhancing drug then I think that everybody would be fired for their jobs.”
Neal is right if he has indeed been suspended for taking Adderall, which is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, among other things. Of course, the idiots in the NFL’s front office probably don’t care to hear about that.
Obviously, they need to know every drug every one of their players is taking, privacy be damned.