EXCLUSIVE: Baseball's Adderall Scandal - Jason Kendall’s Drug Test Results Show Very High Level Of Amphetamines

Mar. 15 2010, Published 4:02 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email has exclusively obtained drug tests from major league baseball player Jason Kendall’s contentious divorce and the tests offer a significant look into the use of Adderall by pro players.

The abuse of adderall by major league baseball players has been looked at by Congress and Kendall’s test results show extremely high levels of the drug that has become many players substance of choice since major league baseball banned “greenies” (amphetamines).

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DRUG TEST RESULTS: Jason Kendall’s Amphetamine Levels

Adderall is an amphetamine and was first to report that abuse of the drug has become one of the battlegrounds of Kendall’s divorce from wife Chantel.

When major league baseball banned “greenies” a few years ago, the sport saw a sudden spike in players diagnosed with ADHD and put on Adderall prescriptions. A medical expert consulted by said the incidence of ADHD in baseball players is more than twice what is found in the regular population and this indicates abuse.

Now has exclusively obtained Jason Kendall’s drug test results, which are part of his divorce battle.

Kendall was tested for amphetamines (and other drugs) several times. Of nine test results, given from November 17, 2009 to January 25, 2010, at least four had results that were extremely high for amphetamines, which is how Adderall would be detected.

A normal test result for a person on Adderall would be from 1,000 to 10,000 ng/mL. Kendall’s result was 19,675 from a December 1 test, 23,032 from a December 21 test, 20,944 on January 4 and 15,101 on January 25.

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ADDERALL RAGE Revealed In Court Papers

Dr. Charles Sophy, a Los Angeles psychiatrist to Hollywood's elite told Typical ranges of Adderall in people range that are on the drug range from 1,000-10,000 ng/mL. “A level of 19,000 is high. It’s a SIGNIFICANT number,” Dr. Sophy said. “Athletes, celebrities and young girls are abusing Adderall for its side effects which include weight loss, loss of appetite, and high levels of energy.”

Celebrity Justice

In court documents reviewed by, Kendall admits to being put on 60 mg of the drug in the Spring of 2009 until the middle of October of that year – a pattern that raises suspicions about baseball players abusing the drug to achieve better focus.

In his divorce deposition, Kendall invokes the Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination several times. In one exchange, his wife’s lawyer asks: “Did you ever Google HD—I’m sorry ADHD to determine what the symptons were?”

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Kendall: “I have.”

Lawyer: Was there a particular reason why you googled it last month

Kendall: “No”

DOCUMENTS: Kendall Divorce Depositions

He is also asked if the wife of baseball player Bobby Crosby ever expressed reservations about Crosby being on Adderall.

Lawyer “Has Gina Crosby ever informed you that she is opposed to Bobby Crosby taking Adderal?”

Kendall: “I don’t remember.”

Kendall does admit that Brian Giles, who just retired, was on the drug:

Lawyer: “Do you know whether or not Mr. (Brian) Giles uses Adderall.”

Kendall: “I believe so.”

Kendall’s dosage of Adderall can cause rage similar to steroid rage, medical experts say.

KENDALL Names Two Other Players

And Dr. Sophy, who has not treated Kendall, told "Adderall is prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Disorder, but it's being abused by a lot of people. Adderall is street speed equivalent.”

The critically acclaimed author of Side by Side, The Revolutionary Mother-Daughter Program For Conflict-Free Communication, says Adderall can cause heart palpations and other medical experts say it can increase hostility and rage.



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