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Benched Bucs QB Freeman says he has ADHD and voluntarily entered NFL drug testing program

Benched Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman says he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and voluntarily entered the NFL substance abuse program more than a year ago after mistakenly taking a medication to treat the condition.

Freeman said Monday night in a statement released by his agent that he has passed all 46 drug tests he's taken for the league since once using Ritalin instead of Adderall to treat ADHD.

The fifth-year pro was benched last Wednesday after leading the Bucs to an 0-3 start that included a pair of losses on last-second field goals.

Freeman said he has been "prescribed and permitted to take medication" to treat ADHD for the entirety of his NFL career.

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