You’d think with all the freelancing the NCAA does with its rules and regs these days, Kolton Houston’s situation didn’t have to come down to this.
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Disgraceful. Absolutely ridiculous.
I hoped the NCAA would clear him to play. Like AJ with the Jersey he was screwed .
It’s things like this that make me despise the NCAA most of all. Its over-reach in institutional matters is annoying and, at least in the case of Miami, almost comically inept; however, bureaucratic toads battling other bureaucratic toads is something I can largely roll my eyes at. Screwing over kids – in Houston’s case, seemingly out of spite at this point – is a different matter altogether. CDtT said it well: “Disgraceful.”
I wonder why he hasn’t sued the doctor who gave him the banned substance?
Why hasn’t he sued the damn NCAA. Get their sorry asses in court and demand a jury. All those asshats need is more of this “enforcement” black eyes. I would let the NCAA know that based on the projected damages they have done to his pro career they could expect to pay out the butt.
This I understand. His high school doctor? Not so much.
Makes you wanna holler. Throw up both your hands!
If this costs the kid a shot at the next level, that’s inexcusable.
I honestly don’t see how it couldn’t. It’s pretty unlikely he’s ever going to play a down in college and, while I didn’t watch any of his high school tapes, I question any athlete’s ability to take 4+ years away from live action and be ready for the pros (retired pros coming back to play not withstanding).
It pains me to say it but his football career is likely over no matter how talented he is/was.
Come on NCAA… fire the VP in charge of this and let the kid play! Free Houston!!!
His status is the same as it was last spring, fall winter, etc … ineligble but on scholly …
How is he listed among the 85 but is not listed as on the team? If he is practicing with the team and used often on the scout team, he shouldn’t lose his skills and is still eligible to join the NFL combine. He doesn’t ever have to step on the playing field after 3 years out of HS.
The American Tennis Professional organization dealt with this beginning in 2004. They cleared many players by using mineral supplements, electrolytes and other chemical scarfing materials. It was thought that people tested positive for products of dietary supplement breakdown that mimics the products of anabolic steroids broken down in the digestive process (thought to account for 70% of the positive tests against tennis players) as well.
Have these solutions been examined with Kolton?
I think I read that the steroid that the Doc gave him was not water based and as such his liver had absorbed it. Now he is unable to metabolize it out of his system.
I guess one of my questions was whether breakdown products are tested for instead of the steroid itself. I cannot contemplate how a steroid material can go through our digestive system, into the blood stream and be deposited as a whole molecule in the liver where it can reappear as a whole molecule in the blood stream again to permit detection. That doesn’t make biological sense to me. However, if the tests detect the breakdown products from this molecule it would be similar in circumstance to detecting excess testosterone. The breakdown products of Norandrolone occur naturally and could be confusing the testing as they did with the ATP players.
Metabolite labeling into test animals could answer these confusing speculative questions.
The NCAA has recently proven they aren’t fit to rule much less wipe themselves properly so why not just throw him on the field for a game? Take the NCAA punishment with an “FU” and watch the recruits start rolling in!! I know at least 92,000+ would be in favor of that, right?
Agreed. If we have proof that he is not touching the stuff or being penalized for having the break-down products in his blood stream we should be able to defend past the unsympathetic technology applied by some at the NCAA. Hell, let’s just go to court after he plays. Question is: what is his physical shape and can he outplay other linemen?
What if he’s still taking the stuff?
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