The Jimmy Haslam era seems to be getting off to a rather Cleveland Brownish start. To start, prized rookie running back Trent Richardson is headed to Pensacola, Florida to have his knee examined by Dr. James Andrews. And now, ESPN Cleveland is reporting that corner back Joe Haden could be facing a four-game suspension over a failed drug test.
One source said that Haden tested positive for the prescription drug Adderall during a routine, off-season test administered in accordance with the NFL’s policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.
Adderall, which is commonly prescribed to treat attention deficit disorder and narcolepsy, is also used for excessive tiredness. It is on the NFL’s list of banned substances and is classified by the league as a stimulant.
Giants safety Tyler Sash was also recently suspended four-games for testing positive for Adderall so it’s not looking too good on the appeal front for Mr. Haden.