New England Patriots wide receiver Brian Tyms will miss the first four games of the NFL season after the league suspended him for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
The NFL announced the suspension on April 21, and the Patriots signed Tyms last month.
Tyms’ representatives said he tested positive for Adderall, for which he has a prescription.
“Having been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyper-active Disorder (ADHD), Mr. Tyms failed the test prior to obtaining a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) from league doctors, which would allow Mr. Tyms to take the prescribed medication without violating the league’s drug policy,” a the statement read, via NESN.com.
Tyms, 25, caught five passes for 119 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots’ preseason opening loss to the Washington Redskins. Tyms spent last season with the Cleveland Browns, catching two passes for 12 yards in seven games.
- Scooby Axson