Oct 22, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall leaves the field after the game against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Brandon Marshall: I’ve Heard Of Guys Using Viagra As Performance Enhancing Drug


NFL players have been jumping on the Adderall bandwagon and it has resulted in multiple players being suspended — or using at an excuse for their suspension — for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing drug policy.

On Tuesday, Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was asked about the Adderall epidemic and he didn’t seem phased by the rise in player suspensions. In fact, Marshall dropped some additional knowledge on supplements he has heard of players using to get that extra boost on the field.

One of those supplements? Viagra.

I don’t know too much about Adderall,” Marshall said, via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. “I know guys, it is such a competitive league, guys try anything just to get that edge. I’m fortunate enough to be blessed with size and some smarts to give me my edge.

“But some guys, they’ll do whatever they can to get an edge. I’ve heard of some crazy stories. I’ve heard (of) guys using like Viagra, seriously. Because the blood is supposedly thin, some crazy stuff. So, you know, it’s kind of scary with some of these chemicals that are in some of these things so you have to be careful.”

Viagra? Oh boy. I guess the boost in performance has worked it’s way on to the field.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that athletes are trying anything and everything in an effort to get a step ahead of the competition, but let’s just hope the Viagra epidemic doesn’t catch as much steam as Adderall has.

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