November 26, 2015

Source: Shaq Roland suspension is for taking Adderall

Shaq Roland will miss two more games serving a suspension.

Shaq Roland will miss two more games serving a suspension.

A source told SportsTalk today that USC wide receiver Shaq Roland’s current suspension is for taking a prescription drug. The source indicated the prescription drug was the ADHD medicine Adderall.

This seems to contradict what Steve Spurrier said about Roland’s status following the UCF game Saturday. “Ask the athletic director,” Spurrier said. “He’s got a university policy deal that he’s dealing with right now. And it’s not drug related. Put that one the books.”

So does this mean Spurrier was being less than truthful about the nature of the suspension or he does it mean he thinks Adderall, which is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance, is not a drug?

Spurrier said Tuesday Roland, who missed the UCF game, will also miss the next two weeks serving a suspension. He didn’t go into any details other than to say it was for a violation of university policy.

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  1. I think he’s smart enough to know that it is a drug. He probably meant it wasn’t a drug like weed. I mean we know some players have been arrested for that and only suspended for two games.

  2. Come on Kevin. I know you are trying to generate something to get people going but does have to be at the expense of implying that Coach Spurrier is either trying to mislead people or is ignorant? Is it really necessary to be negative in your business to generate a buzz? Surely someone who is smart enough to know that Adderall is a Schedule 2 controlled drug could be a bit more imaginative.

  3. I will likely believe Spurrier, or any coach for that matter, over “a source”. Let your come forward and be known…then we’ll talk.

  4. Robb Meister says:

    Or could it be that your source is wrong?