New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley is expected to be officially suspended for the first four regular season games. Apparently, Hartley violated the NFL's substance abuse policy by taking Adderall, a stimulant which is most commonly used to keep you awake by increasing alertness and concentration.
The 23-year old Hartley says he got the prescription drug from a college friend to stay awake during a long drive from Dallas to New Orleans during the offseason.
Hartley says he was unaware that Adderall was a banned substance by the NFL. Hartley's suspension is the sixth in three seasons for a member of the New Orleans Saints for use of a banned substance.
Edited by Junayd, August 16, 2009 - 01:16 PM.