May 7, 2013 |
This story would be funny if it weren't so sad. Texas Longhorns pitcher Corey Knebel was suspended from the team on Friday because he substituted his urine sample for a teammate's to prevent the teammate from failing a drug test. Problem: Knebel's urine sample failed the test. According to the Austin American-Statesman , Knebel agreed to let the teammate use his sample to avoid detection for having taken Adderall, which is used to treat ADHD. Adderall is on the NCAA's banned list of substances, unless you have a doctor's prescription for it to treat ADHD or narcolepsy.
April 26, 2013 |
Tyrann Mathieu, Louisiana State's big-play defensive back known as the "Honey Badger," will join former Tigers stars Patrick Peterson and Kevin Minter in Arizona after the Cardinals used a third-round pick on the troubled star Friday. Mathieu, the runner-up in the 2011 Heisman Trophy voting, did not play last season after he was kicked off the LSU football team by Coach Les Miles for repeatedly failing drug tests. Peterson, an all-pro cornerback and friend of Mathieu, was selected with the fifth overall pick two years ago by the Cardinals, who used a second-round choice Friday on Minter, an all-SEC linebacker and Butkus Award finalist.
February 28, 2013 |
The Nevada State Athletic Commission fined and suspended boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Thursday over a failed drug test last year before a Mexican Independence Day fight in Las Vegas. The popular 27-year-old fighter, who's the son of a famous boxer by the same name, tested positive for marijuana in September after his first professional loss. Chavez (46-1-1) was suspended for nine months from the date of the fight and fined $900,000, which amounts to 30% of his $3-million purse for the bout against Sergio Martinez . Chavez, who spoke by phone from Mexico, said through an interpreter that he was sorry for his actions and had taken the drug to curb his stress eight or nine days before the much-anticipated fight.
February 22, 2013 |
Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez, who was named in a Miami New Times report as receiving performance-enhancing drugs from an anti-aging clinic, says tests for PEDs he was given by Major League Baseball have come back negative. “Like I said before, I've never taken performance-enhancing drugs and I never will,” Gonzalez said Friday. “Two days after the story broke, I was tested for blood and urine, and both came out negative, like I expected. Throughout my entire career, it's been like that.
February 20, 2013 |
With losses in his last two fights, Manny Pacquiao is no longer the elite fighter he once was. And once you drop out of the elite ranks, others start taking shots at you they may not have before. Case in point, Jorge Arce, who says Pacquiao has to be using some sort of performance-enhancing supplements. "Pacquiao is getting something, that's for sure,” Arce said told boxingscene.com . “He never comes up positive during drug tests, so it is logical that he is using something that is legal or not detectable in his urine.
January 29, 2013 |
As spring training dawned in 2009, Alex Rodriguez faced the cameras and confessed to his use of performance-enhancing substances from 2001 to 2003. “My mistake … I was immature and I was stupid,” he said then . Yet that very same year, the New York Yankees star was supplied with performance-enhancing drugs , according to a report posted Tuesday by Miami New Times. The newspaper cited 16 records from a now-closed Florida clinic that indicated Rodriguez was provided with human growth hormone and other substances as recently as last year.
January 17, 2013 |
If Lance Armstrong's mea culpa to Oprah Winfrey is being done as a bid for forgiveness, Kathy LeMond will be watching with deaf ears. "There is no limit to what he would do to protect his secret," said LeMond, the wife of three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond, "and not one word could come out of his mouth that would convince me to change his opinion of who he really is. "I can't describe to you the level of fear he brings to a family,...
December 14, 2012 |
Steroid and other performance-enhancing drug tests given to Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao were declared negative Friday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Marquez, 39, became noticeably more muscular before avenging two close losses by decisions and a draw by knocking out Pacquiao in the sixth round of their Saturday welterweight fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In a Monday telephone conversation with The Times, Marquez expressed full confidence that his drug tests would be negative.
December 10, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- Juan Manuel Marquez on Monday vowed, “I am a clean fighter,” predicting his drug tests in Nevada will come back negative while adding that he'll seek to do random, Olympic-style testing before his next fight. “I feel very happy with my training, I feel great about the tests,” Marquez told The Times in a telephone conversation from his MGM Grand suite before boarding a flight home to Mexico. “I won't have a problem.” Marquez, 39, rallied from three bitterly contested fights against Manny Pacquiao - - two losses and a draw - - to knock out Pacquiao with a precise and brutal right counter-punch late in the sixth round in a likely fight-of-the-year performance Saturday night.