Nov 29, 2012

Brandon Marshall: I’ve heard of players using Viagra ‘to get an edge’

The NFL’s fight against performance-enhancing drug (PED) use amongst its players has focused recently on Adderall — Tampa Bay’s Eric Wright just landed a four-game suspension for taking that drug, while Seattle cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman face similar punishments.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall told reporters Wednesday, though, that Adderall is not the only unusual source of help turned to by some NFL players. From Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times:

"#Bears WR @bmarshall said he’s heard crazy stories of players trying to get an edge, including use of Viagra. #puzzled

— Sean Jensen (@seankjensen) November 28, 2012"

The Chicago Tribune‘s Brad Biggs provided an extended version of Marshall’s comments: