Roman Reigns failed WWE drug test was reportedly caused by Adderall

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Roman Reigns has earned the ire of the WWE once more after the company announced he had a wellness policy violation. 

The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion was handed a 30-day suspension by Vince McMahon and co for his transgression, with his return coming at the WWE Battleground Pay-Per-View later this week. 

Despite the suspension being so well known, no one had any real idea what Reigns had tested positive for. Until now that is. 


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Busted for Adderall

According to a report from respected wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer, in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the word going round is that Reigns was popped with Adderall in his system.

"The word going around the locker room from multiple sources is that Reigns tested positive for Adderall, which is used to treat ADHD, but can also be used as a mild performance enhancer (and cognitive enhancer in other professions) as well as a party drug," the report stated.

Meltzer went on to add that the this is not yet official, but the WWE should start disclosing the substances that stars fail for, as it would reduce rampant speculation, much like what has followed Reigns around recently.

"This isn't official given that WWE doesn't release what a performer fails for, and the performers themselves are strongly encouraged not to publicly talk about it and just take their punishment."

At this stage of the game, they really should reveal what the positive tests are for just to avoid the rampant speculation that comes out given the nature of the coverage."

While Adderall is used to treat ADHD, it is banned by a vast majority of sports leagues - including the NFL and MLB - because it can mask fatigue and pain and improve concentration and alertness. 

Interestingly, it is exactly the same drug that Adam Rose was suspended for. We're going to assume that Reigns' career won't go the same way as his. 

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