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Weslye Saunders Admits To Using Adderall

Steelers Depot notices a tweet from Steelers tight end Weslye Saunders has admitted to taking Adderall, which is likely the reason he was suspended for four games to start the 2012 season.

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RT @pjrassega @Wes_Saunders88 How didn't you know Adderall was illegal? lolll ---cuz my 11 yr old brother takes it. Had no clue

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RT @_BLITZBURGH @Wes_Saunders88 seriously!? it was only adderall!? ---yep.

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Many people have prescriptions to take Adderall for ADHD, although college students often use it illegally in order to help them concentrate for long periods of time. Fellow NFL players Garrett Hartley and Ben Patrick have received suspensions for using it. It's not yet clear why Saunders might have used the drug.

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The Steelers recently added another tight end, Leonard Pope, via free agency.

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Saunders caught four passes for 29 yards in 2012 after signing with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent.

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