Two months after being suspended by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy, New York Giants running back Andre Brown tells CBS Sports that he's in the midst of an appeal, claiming his failed test was merely a result of not filing proper paperwork.
“I don't know what I can and cannot say,” Brown said. “It was something that I've been on since I've been in the league, which was Adderall. I just forgot to fill out some paperwork and that was it."
Adderall, a relatively common drug, is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is often referred to as "steroids for the brain" but has none of the typical effects of other performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).
If Brown's failed drug test was, in fact, a result of missing paperwork, he would become the second Giant in less than six months to be suspended due to poor bookkeeping. Back in November of 2011, defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy was suspended, and later reinstated following appeal, under similar circumstance. He had allegedly taken some over-the-counter cold medicine which contained ingredients on the NFL's banned list.
Brown is slated to compete with Da'Rel Scott, Danny Ware and rookie David Wilson for playing time this coming season.
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