EXCLUSIVE: Drug Allegations Against Baseball Star In Divorce

Mar. 8 2010, Published 12:50 p.m. ET

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Jason Kendall’s wife is raising serious questions in divorce papers about the major league baseball player’s use of Adderall, a psycho stimulant that could be the frontier of a new baseball scandal in the post-steroid era, is reporting exclusively.

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Adderall is commonly prescribed for attention deficit disorder but there are hints that major league baseball players have been abusing the drug in the past few years, using it as a performance enhancer.

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Now Chantel Kendall, estranged wife of Kansas City Royals player Jason Kendall has made allegations in court papers questioning the player’s use of Adderall, for which he has a prescription.

The Kendalls were in a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday and Chantel’s attorney Neal Hersch told “In court papers it has been alleged there are questions about Jason’s use of Adderall, for which he has a prescription.”

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The bitter divorce could open up a new baseball drug scandal, as the percentage of major league baseball players with Adderall prescriptions has shot up during the past few years.

In 2008 Newsweek reported that records turned over to Congressional investigators showed the number of players getting exemptions from baseball’s ban on amphetamines rose from 28 to 103 in one year – nearly 8 percent. This sudden diagnosis of ADD among baseball players strikes many as fishy.



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