Well this is a new one..after Seattle Seahawks CB Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman were suspended for testing positive for adderall, Chicago Bears WR alluded that players also abuse Viagra to help with their on-field performance. In 2012, there have been 21 suspensions because of failed tests for performance-enhancing drugs, including amphetamines like Adderall, a 75 percent increase compared to the 12 suspensions in 2011
Marshall’s teammate Lance Briggs elaborated, “It is such a competitive league, guys try anything just to get that edge,” Marshall said. “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 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. … Anytime you take anything over the counter — if you don’t approve it with your training room, you can get popped that quick. You know, it doesn’t matter if it’s Dayquil, Nyquil, any type of cough medicine. Even Hall’s.”
This Sunday the NFC Championship game versus the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers will be played on Fox, and the network is taking full advantage with the upcoming season of American Idol premiering this week. American Idol winner Lee DeWzye tweeted, “National Anthem at home, yes. Go Bears.”
During last week’s divisional playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, the Bears enlisted Chicago fan favorite Jim Cornelison to sing the National Anthem. Cornelison is famous for singing the National Anthem at Chicago Blackhawks games where it has become a tradition for fans to cheer for the entire song. If Cornelison is out and DeWzye’s in, I am sure Bears fans will still find something to cheer about.
13-year old Grendon Bailie was sent home from school after he wore a Pittsburgh Steelers jersey on Seattle Seahawks Appreciate Day. Tacoma School District spokeswoman Stacy Flores said, “This boy came in a different color, a different team, and he was asked, if he didn’t want to participate in the Seahawks colors day, then he could wear his uniform.”
Ballie’s father supports his son’s decision who said, “Not everyone is a Seahawks fan – and if they got to wear their team stuff then I should, too.”
In America we have freedom of speech and religion but not freedom of sports teams.