Richard Sherman not misquoted about Adderall, but taken out of context
The Seattle Seahawks cornerback said this week that half the players in the NFL use Adderall. He later claimed he was misquoted after he received some backlash. The Sun provided video that shows his comments were taken out of context.
Sherman won an appeal and avoided a four-game suspension last season despite allegedly testing positive for Adderall. After saying half the league used Adderall, the NFL called him “ill-informed.” Sherman then blamed the media for the confusion:
Haha I love the misquoting and made up stories lol good entertainment.
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) April 10, 2013
Falsely accused, misquoted almost every interview lol still waiting on my apologies. But I guess ignorance doesn’t apologize
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) April 11, 2013
As the video proves, Sherman did say half the league takes Adderall, but context shows his words came in an exaggerating manner, and that he meant Adderall is taken with medical approval. Maybe Sherman was right here and the media did spin his words. Apologies from us to you, Richard.