Talib Suspended By NFL

From Tampa, Florida

Former University of Kansas defensive back Aqib Talib has frequently found himself in trouble during his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

That continued on Saturday when his 4-game NFL suspension was announced for violating the league’s drug policy. He will not be on the field Sunday against the Chiefs, forcing the Bucs to make adjustments after most of the practice week was gone.

Talib tested positive for Adderall, a drug frequently given to people with attention deficit disorder. Talib admitted taking Adderall and doing it without a prescription.

Adderall is considered a performance enhancing drug by the NFL and that’s why the suspension went to 4 games immediately.

With Talib out, veteran defensive back Brandon McDonald may move into the starting spot for the Bucs at left corner or possible former seventh-round selection E.J. Biggers.

In four games, Talib had 21 tackles, an interception and 7 passes defensed. He also blocked a punt.

2 Responses to “Talib Suspended By NFL”

  • October 14, 2012  - bhive01 says:

    Why is adderall “performance enhancing”? I’m assuming this relates to their ability to study the playbook?

  • October 14, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Adderall is a stimulant that is commonly taken by substance users to get high. It’s a prescription drug that is not available over the counter and is a favorite that is bought and sold illegally on the illicit drug market.

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