Neal said his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs was triggered by Adderall, a prescription drug often used to treat attention-deficit disorder. He has already appealed the ruling once to no avail. He said Tuesday he plans to appeal again.
"It was Adderall," Neal said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I'm not ashamed to say it. If I would have known, I wouldn't have had this problem. We're going through everything right now to get my prescription finalized with the NFL. … I've never took any steroids. I haven't done any HGH (human growth hormone). It was an Adderall situation and that's unfortunate."
Neal said he is training as if he'll be on the field with teammates in September.
"I'm getting ready for Week 1," he said. "I'm appealing my situation and I'm planning on playing in Week 1. So until further notice, that's where I'm standing at."