Adderall: Joe Haden's drug of choice

Adderall: Joe Haden's drug of choice

BEREA, OH (WOIO) - Browns cornerback Joe Haden known for his good plays on and off the field, has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance enhancement drug policy.

Haden's suspension starts immediately.  He won't be able to come back to the Cleveland Browns until October 8. It will cost him more than $1.3 million.

It's believed Haden tested positive for Adderall, a drug used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder. A prescription is needed, but Haden didn't have one.

The drugs is a stimulant that can increase awareness, heart rate, stamina and alertness and reaction time.

"Adderall is one of many drugs that can enhance athletic performance," says Dr. Andrew Hertz, Medical Director UH Rainbow Care Network. Hertz also says, "It is well known that college and high school students will swap the drug with each other."

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