Brandon Marshall says players will try anything for a competitive edge, even Viagra

Jonathan Daniel

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has heard some crazy stories regarding players trying to get advantages in the NFL - including players taking Viagra.

The Chicago Bears will take on the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field on Sunday, and their opponents will likely have their two starting cornerbacks active in Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner. This is significant because the two have reportedly tested positive for Adderall, though both appealed four-game suspensions and will get a chance to play in the meantime, by all accounts.

Wide receiver Brandon Marshall of the Bears took some time to speak on the matter, in which he suggests that it gets a lot deeper and a lot weirder than Adderall, saying he's heard of guys using Viagra, which is well-known erectile dysfunction medication (via ESPN Chicago):

"I've heard crazy stories. I've heard guys using like Viagra. Seriously, because of the blood ... I don't know, some crazy stuff. It's kind of scary with some of these chemicals that are in some of these things, so you have to be careful."

Marshall went on to say he didn't know much about Adderall, but that guys in the NFL will do anything just to get that edge. He said that he has never taken any substances to get an unfair advantage, and that he's fortunate to be blessed with "size and some smarts."

He did go on to note that it's very possible Sherman and Browner took something over the counter that they were unaware contained Adderall, so it's not as though he's specifically condemning those players, just talking about the overall nature of the way he's observed things in the NFL.

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