Much like Ron Burgundy and his choice of milk, earlier this week Richard Sherman made a decision he regretted immediately. During an interview with the Vancouver Sun (Canadian content! Drink!), he said that “half the league” takes Adderall. Sherman, as you’ll surely recall, was nearly suspended for Adderall use this past season, but then his appeal was successful.
You should put on your surprised face: the league didn’t enjoy Sherman’s remark, mostly because it’s surely false, and also because players shouldn’t even be hinting that 50 percent of the league is on any drug. Sherman then slammed it in reverse quicker than the average grandfather backing over a flowerpot, telling NFL Network this morning that he was misquoted.
And really, what’s the difference between saying “a bunch” and “half’? What’s a few hundred players between friends?
Now PFT has obtained the transcript of the original interview, so you can judge for yourself whether or not Sherman really was misquoted (hint: he wasn’t).