Video dispels Sherman claim he was misquoted

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Richard Sherman totally agrees with the NFL's statement in response to Sherman's quote on Adderall use as "ill-informed and inaccurate."

Sherman, appearing on NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Thursday, denied telling the Vancouver Sun that "half the league" takes the drug designed to improve focus in patients suffering from attention deficit disorder.

"First off, I didn't say that," Sherman said. "It's just another case of these writers trying to gain a little notoriety in an interview. What I said was there's a bunch of guys on prescription for Adderall. I've never seen people get prescribed a performance-enhancing drug, you know what I mean?....They go so crazy when guys test positive for it, but a bunch of guys have prescriptions for it, so it's kind of misleading."

The Sun responded later Thursday by posting a video of the interview, which shows Sherman was quoted accurately.

Sherman was suspended for four games by the NFL last season for allegedly taking Adderall, but won his appealed due to a mishandled sample.

The NFL said the comments were irresponsible "as they ignore the serious medical risks and documented public health crisis associated with improper use of Adderall and similar drugs."

Sherman added Thursday morning that he didn't grasp the label of Adderall as a "performance enhancing drug" for certain players despite others being cleared for use.

According to experts, Adderall is being abused as a party drug and by college students and others seeking an energy and stamina surge that could last up to six hours.