>***in NCAAs for quite a while (and will continue to for quite a while
>longer) is because our athletes take steroids.
>in Worlds and Olympics (where they turn up NEGATIVE for drug use) Beyond
>that, there are fairly high academic standards for Stanford athletes, and
>on a somewhat different thread, we do a LOT less international recruiting
>than most other top swim schools (not that international recruiting is bad,
>but we don't really seem to need it)
> But, I don't really mean to make this into a Go Stanford post. What
>you have done is turned a great sport and a very talented group of
>a punching bag because your school has come in 2nd or 3rd best. At some
>point enough is enough, and accusing another schools athletes of unfounded
>steroid abuse clearly crosses the line. It is a VERY serious subject, and
>I doubt many people even at Texas, Michigan, Cal, Florida, etc. would
>disagree with me on this point.
> If you want to talk trash, fine, but know when to stop. Accusing
>world class athletes of illegal drug use because they happen to be talented
>is simply unacceptable.
people in Canada that tested positive for steroids this summer at their
respective nationals, one was a swimmer who signed with Kentucky (because
of grades he is now at Indian River C.C.) and the other was a track
athlete who is ATTENDING Stanford, sorry, but the truth speaks?!?
>policy to court is not so they can get away with using steroids (most of
>have tested negative at various times) Its a constitutional issue, with
>wouldn't make it to the CA supreme court (they are busy people you know)
fear. I say that the NCAA and the SEC can take *** samples of me every
day of the year, announced and unannounced, I'm clean and have nothing to
hide. If these people don't want to go through these drug tests then tell
them to get the hell out of athletics!!!!!!!! It comes with the trade and
if you don't like it leave. Constitution or no Constitution the governing
bodies have the right to search for ILLEGAL substances and especially
more so for high profile people like athletes. Look at the MILLIONS that
can be had for the rookies in the NBA. 20 year olds are getting over 80
MILLION dollars for playing sport. If you are just average and don't feel
you can make it and taking steroids will enable you to become successful
than there will always be somebody out there willing to take the risk to
using the ***. If they don't get caught then they are rich as anything.
Bobby Knight once was at an assembly at Indiana and was giving a talk on
athletics and academics. He said (very loosely quote) "I wish that I
could lock the doors right now and drug test every one of the people in
here. I know that about half of the people in here would turn up positive
for some type of banned substance." (Yes alchol counts too) I agree with
him, *** are ILLEGAL, they shouldn't be taken at all by anybody and the
legislating bodies have every right to search for the use of these ***.
Believe me or not, your choice, but this invasion of privacy issue is
just too bogus for me to handle. If you have nothing to hide than just
***in the bottle and don't complain of these Constitutional rights!
University of Tennessee