Patriots WR Brian Tyms suspended four games for PED violation

Monday August 11th, 2014

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. 

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“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

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.

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