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Brandon Marshall says some NFL players use Viagra to raise game

November 29, 2012|By Houston Mitchell
  • Bears receiver Brandon Marshall says some NFL players use Viagra as a performance enhancer on the field.
Bears receiver Brandon Marshall says some NFL players use Viagra as a performance… (Jonathan Daniel / Getty…)

Chicago Bears wide receiver has an interesting insight into what some NFL players will use to make themselves play better: Viagra.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that Marshall was asked about players using Adderall, which is being blamed for a rising number of suspensions for the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the NFL and other sports.

"I don’t know too much about Adderall," Marshall said. "I know guys, it is such a competitive league, guys try anything just to get that edge. I’m fortunate enough to be blessed with size and some smarts to give me my edge. But some guys, they’ll do whatever they can to get an edge. I’ve heard of some crazy stories. I’ve heard of guys using like Viagra, seriously. Because the blood is supposedly thin, some crazy stuff. So, you know, it’s kind of scary with some of these chemicals that are in some of these things so you have to be careful."

This makes last year's arrest of Raiders receiver Louis Murphy for carrying a “nonlabeled prescription bottle containing 11 individual pills later identified as Viagra” much more interesting.

You can just imagine the Tim Tebow Viagra ad now.

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