WWE announced Tuesday that Roman Reigns (real name Joe Anoa`i) has been suspended 30 days effective immediately for his first violation of the organization's Talent Wellness Program.
Reigns issued a statement on Twitter this afternoon regarding his suspension.
"I apologize to my family, friends and fans for my mistake in violating WWE's wellness policy," Reigns tweeted. "No excuses. I own it."
Reigns lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Seth Rollins on Sunday at Money in the Bank. The following night on Raw, a Triple Threat Match between Reigns, Rollins and new WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dean Ambrose was announced for WWE Battleground on July 24. The match could still take place since Reigns' suspension ends on July 20.
Backstage News On What Roman Reigns Tested Positive For, Why It Is Banned
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest issue of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the word going around backstage is that Roman Reigns tested positive for Adderall. While the drug is used to treat ADHD, it is banned by most sports leagues - including the NFL, MLB and NCAA - because it can mask fatigue and pain, and it can make people more alert.
Meltzer added that WWE doesn't release what substance people are suspended for, so this isn't official, however that is the word backstage from "multiple sources."
Here is a description for the uses of Adderall from WebMD:
This combination medication is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - ADHD. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. Amphetamine/dextroamphetamine belongs to a class of drugs known as stimulants. It can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It may also help you to organize your tasks and improve listening skills.
This drug is also used to treat a certain sleeping disorder (narcolepsy) to help you stay awake during the day. It should not be used to treat tiredness or to hold off sleep in people who do not have a sleep disorder.