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Ravens DT Busted for Adderall, Ngata Good Idea

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My Dog Ate My Homework.

Ravens 5x Pro-Bowl DT Haloti Ngata dominates the defensive lines on Sundays, now we know how. CBSSportsline.com’s Jason La Canfora reported Ngata was busted by Commissioner Roger Goodell’s office for using performance-enhancing drugs. He won’t play in the last four games of the regular due to the suspension. Ngata tested positive for Adderall without having a waiver to use it and his suspension will cost him $2.1 million in salary.

His explanation to the league goes down in the PED Hall of Fame. Ngata said that the combination of Thanksgiving and his three kids worn him out. He needed Adderall to boost his energy for the rest of the regular season. Really? We say the same thing after our second bottle of tequila. When will players learn?


The Aftermath

Ngata was having one of his better years in recent memory. He had two sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and seven batted passes in his ninth year in the league. Rookie Tim Jernigan will try to replace the huge void left by Ngata’s absence. The Baltimore Ravens ranked 4th against the run in the league with Ngata in the lineup. GM Ozzie Newsome said, “This is disappointing news for the Ravens.” “We are disappointed with Haloti, but no more than he is with himself.”

The NFL doesn’t identify the banned substance when a player is caught. Adderall use by the players is on the rise league-wide, but the league cannot confirm or deny whether that was the basis for the positive test.

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