Re: Cunningham a bonehead
posted at 11/26/2012 10:04 PM EST
In response to Neal Page's comment:
In response to dapats1281's comment:
In response to sporter81's comment:
Yeah, slight buzz. Not worth it for an NFL player to bother with. It seems like they are cracking down on it. Anyone who is still taking it is being stupid.
I don't think a fair number of players who claim they got busted using Adderall were actually using Adderall. At least not Cunningham, you don't get super jacked after one season using Adderall. This guy definitely used steroids.
I think Cunningham comes off as a cheater and a liar. He should've just told us what he actually used and moved on.
Again, I disagree. I don't think it's that simple. Adderall is not a masking agent. It's an amphetamine. So, unless you're personally offended by amphetamine use or think it creates an advantage, his weight gain is no different than Chandler Jones's. Good, old fashioned bulking up, likely with HGH assistance, which the NFL doesn't currently test for. Adding 20 lbs because BB wants to use him more as a DT in a 4-3 isn't "super jacked" whatsoever.
The best part of the useless article, which is an opinion piece from some dork at PFT (the infamous sensationalist Florio), is this comment which really tells us what this is about:
voiceofreason says:Jul 31, 2012 7:28 PM
Sounds like a loophole to be fixed in the next CBAâÂÂ¦unless the government sticks their noses in first. (with their agendas($$))
I think we're not hitting on the same page. Either I'm not getting you or you're not getting me. I am not offended by Adderall use. Here's a copy and paste from someone else's comment
beatrixkiddo27 says:Jul 31, 2012 11:10 PM
Are you serious dude/dudette? Did you even bother to read the article
before trying to impress us folk with your extensive knowledge of drug classes and differences between drugs? I’m guessing you didn’t bother with the body of the article and simply read the title and “byline” and decided you needed to show someone up. Well, it kind of backfired on you.
Florio says nothing about and insinuates nothing with respect to athletes trying to use amps (in this case adderall) in an attempt to mask their use of steroids.
The premise of Florio’s article is that with the rules governing what the league can and can’t say regarding any failed drug test, that athletes can take to the media and make up any story they want to explain their failed test and subsequent suspension.
So, you see? He’s not saying that the league is suspending athletes who test positive on a drug test for adderall (or other amps) because the league claims such drugs (amps) serve to mask steroid use. He is also NOT saying that the league is suspending players who test positive for amps because amps trigger a positive steroid result.
He is saying, that because recent athletes who have been found to have failed a drug test are claiming that they failed for adderall, that this pattern could indicate a new way for athletes to avoid the stigma involved in publicly failing a drug test. And these athletes can do this because the NFL can NOT refute anything these athletes say regarding for which substances they failed the test for. Because of the newly-negotiated CBA. (score one for De Smith)