Dr. Lehman: Adderall and Athletes

(KTVI) – Two Seattle Seahawks cornerbacks, Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner were recently accused of taking Addreall, a drug commonly prescribed for ADHD.  They’re not alone.

Ten NFL players have been linked to the drug during the past two years, also MLB players, college athletes and even NASCAR drivers are accused of taking it as well.   It’s an amphetamine and it’s considered a Performance Enhancing Drug, or PED. It’s banned in all major sports, but is being called an epidemic.

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Lehman from the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine talks about the negative impact of taking Adderall.