BirdsCommaAngry, that was a fine argument.
My issue with Brewer's take is that it targets PC's approach to competition as if:
a.) the NFL in general doesn't take that same approach, and
b.) PC was the one hawking the ster--um, Adderall to these guys in a coded "Take these or you might lose your jobs," Vince McMahon-style pressuring. In fact, these guys decided on their own to take this stuff.
If no other player in any sport, ever had taken illicit substances before PC got here and started up his "Always ComPETE" mantra, Brewer may have a point. However, this is not true. Everything in sports has always been about competition, especially once free agency came about and big money became more and more involved. Those are the places to point first - the underpinings of professional sports not only in America, but around the world.
Current favorite players (in no specific order): Jeremy Lane, Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reed, Arian Foster, Brandon Marshall (DEN version), and of course, the real one Marshawn Lynch