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Shaq Roland Missing Two More Games

University of South Carolina wide receiver Shaq Roland will miss two additional games due to his unspecified violation of “university policy.” Roland – who missed the Gamecocks’ 28-25 victory over Central Florida last week – was the team’s leading receiver at the time of his suspension (he now trails junior…

University of South Carolina wide receiver Shaq Roland will miss two additional games due to his unspecified violation of “university policy.”

Roland – who missed the Gamecocks’ 28-25 victory over Central Florida last week – was the team’s leading receiver at the time of his suspension (he now trails junior Bruce Ellington). USC head coach Steve Spurrier has repeatedly insisted Roland’s suspension had nothing to do with academic issues, drugs or law enforcement problems – a.k.a. the “usual suspects” – however a report from Sports Talk Radio Network suggests Roland had been suspended for taking the ADHD medicine Adderall.

Adderall – a stimulant – is on the NCAA’s most recent list of banned substances. It is also banned by the National Football League – which has handed down more than a dozen suspensions for the drug over the last twenty months.

Used by many college students as a “study drug,” Adderall provides a boost of energy and enhanced focus.

Roland will miss Saturday’s home game against Kentucky and an October 12 road game against Arkansas as a result of his suspension. A 6-foot-1, 190-pound sophomore from Lexington, S.C., Roland was Mr. Football in the state of South Carolina in 2011.

How’s Roland taking it?

“Everything happens for a reason,” he tweeted earlier this week.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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19 comments

TontoBubbaGoldstein October 1, 2013 at 7:21 pm

…Roland’s suspension had nothing to do with academic issues, drugs or law enforcement problems

Booze?

Hookers?

Smartin’ off at the HBC?

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BillC123 October 1, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Maybe an inappropriate tattoo? Thug in the making.

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shifty henry October 1, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Voiding where prohibited?

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9" October 1, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Adderall ,combined with Lexapro is mainly used for depression and bipolar disorder.It should not be banned.
These ain’t the days of Black Beauties and Green Amps…

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BillC123 October 1, 2013 at 7:45 pm

So Roland will be able to concentrate more on academics during this suspension. I’m sure his courseload is a bear this semester, finger painting and spelling are hard.

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Tango Down October 1, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Adderall is abused as a weight loss drug. many prescription drugs are stolen from medicine cabinets and traded, or sold on the street. Women are the prime abusers.

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Jackie Chiles October 1, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Darn women.

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Norma Scok October 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm

What was Spurrier on during his coaches show on Sunday?

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Vanguard16 October 1, 2013 at 8:39 pm

The Old Ball Sack was drunk on his ass!!!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein October 1, 2013 at 8:05 pm

TBG sure wishes that Adderall had been available years ago when he worked at the orange juice factory.

TBG was fired because his boss said he “couldn’t concentrate”.

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shifty henry October 1, 2013 at 8:08 pm

heh-heh-heh—HAW! HAW! HAW!

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Vanguard16 October 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Dated a chick once that had a script for adderall. Take a couple of those and you won’t think about sleep. This is the equivalent of legal meth.

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Vanguard16 October 1, 2013 at 8:38 pm

These dudes from Lexington HS have all tanked!! LMAO!!

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Just another guy October 1, 2013 at 8:46 pm

So Sammy Potkins gets caught at Pickens County Technical College With Adderall in his pocket and weed and arrested, and he gets two games. While Shaq gets 3 with no weed. Sounds about right.

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3rd person October 1, 2013 at 11:45 pm

always worrying about your neighbors

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tanneyhill's mullett October 2, 2013 at 9:29 am

Boo Hoo!

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King-tut October 2, 2013 at 5:49 am

Did he have a doctors script to take it?If not, he committed a crime- maybe a felony. I bet that Micky Mouse (USC) police dept. couldnt figure it out.

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Meh October 2, 2013 at 9:13 am

Just fyi, adderall doesn’t give you enhanced focus unless you have ADHD. Its a stimulant, it just keeps you up and energetic. If you have ADHD, it does the exact opposite to you.

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Buck Jones October 2, 2013 at 9:36 am

Who knows what the real reason for the suspension is? Remember the word it is suggested he may have taken Adderall. He will do his suspension and come back just like every other college player who gets suspended for something. The real question will be has he learned from his mistake and will not let it happen again.

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