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Doug Martin tested positive for Adderall

Doug Martin's Adderall violation and suspension could have costly circumstances for the Buccaneers running back. The use of a banned substance voids the guaranteed portion of Martin's contract and his team could move on.

Running back Doug Martin’s four-game suspension under the NFL’s PED policy arises from a positive test for Adderall, PFT has confirmed. (The news was first reported by NFL Media, which constitutes another example of the NFL’s in-house media operation violating supposedly clear confidentiality principles under the PED and substance-abuse policies.)

During the offseason, Adderall is treated as a banned substance under the substance-abuse policy. During football season, it’s regarded as a PED due to the impact it has on a player’s ability to focus.

The statement issued by Martin created the impression that he was suspended for violating the substance-abuse policy. That’s not the case; however, the PED violation does not relate to steroids, HGH, or any other substance that traditionally would be associated with the concept of doping for competitive gain.