By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Josh Freeman is off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
No, he was not traded or released by the team, as they continue to argue over his tenure with the team. Instead, he has voluntarily entered into an NFL drug program.
Freeman has admitted that he has ADHD, and has been taking medication to treat ADHD. This was supposed to be confidential about his medical status, so the NFL Players Association and Freeman plan to take action against NBC Sports’ ProFootballTalk for breaking the story.
“I have NEVER tested positive for any illegal drugs or related substances,” Freeman said. “Further, I have agreed to take, and have PASSED 46 NFL-regulated drug tests over the last year and a half. … I have ADHD and I have been prescribed and permitted to take medication to treat this condition for the entirety of my NFL career. Well over a year ago, I took a different medication for the same condition (Ritalin rather than Adderall), and to assure everyone that the error was a one-time mistake, I agreed to be voluntarily tested in the ‘NFL Program’.”
Freeman was benched last week for rookie Mike Glennon, who lost his first game on Sunday at home against the Arizona Cardinals. Glennon and the Bucs were up 10-0, before losing 13-10.
He has played in 57 games with the Bucs, and has 12,965 passing yards in four seasons. He also has 78 touchdowns to 63 interceptions.