Silly wabbit. As any Georgia fan who followed the Kolton Houston saga can tell you, no, it’s definitely not. The NCAA doesn’t do nuance.
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Wouldn’t be ironic if the NCAA offered Blutarsky a high six figure job and he took it. He just loves him some NCAA. LOL!
He would never take that kind of pay cut🤣🤣🤣🤣
Could the NCAA being doing this because the Arizona assistant was arrested for something totally unrelated just because they can?
They’re doing it because it’s easier to adhere to a zero tolerance rule than it is to use discretion and judgment.
Here’s the real test, this is a basketball player. The NCAA gets all of it’s money from the basketball tournament. Will they make an exception for this kid after what they did to Kolton just because this time they (NCAA) have skin in March Madness. Stay tuned.
The description of a tiny remnant of drug should be sufficient to let him play because he will only be benefited a trace amount that would not register as enhancement. Plenty of science exists to say that trace amounts will continue to be released from his system, especially when it is injected, which is what happened to Kolton Houston, but I don’t know the science that says it can be stored easily in fatty tissue after ingestion. If that is true then it should come out as easily as it is stored.
Trace amounts alone should reasonably be said not to give an enhanced physical performance by an athlete and he should play, but in the meantime, some research should be presented to say how it can be stored and not used after it is ingested. Reasonableness works both ways here in equating the two cases.
Terrible but being that it’s basketball can this guy just go pro?
I’m inclined to wonder that, since the NCAA has no subpoena power and therefor is unlikely to obtain much hard evidence, they are more inclined to crack down on violations of their rules in those few cases where they can get some hard evidence, e.g., drug tests. Other situations where there is a greater chance of losing if they are sued, maybe not so much.
Zero Tolerance! Also, zero thinking, but hey, thinking is hard.
Off topic, but I’m a little bored at work so I followed the link to another article regarding Jack Nicklaus wanting to change golf balls so they only carry 80% as far as they do now, to increase the pace of play. IMO, if most players would simply pick their current version of the golf ball up once they had doubled par we would see significant decrease in the length of time required to complete a round. Just sayin’.
“It felt great,” he said. “It felt awesome. We got redemption.” — Lewis Cine, AB-H, 11/29/20
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