When Minnesota’s wrestling coach found out that a few of his athletes were dealing Xanax out of their dorm, he didn’t tell the university or the police. Instead, he took what was left of the drugs and made the offenders write a one-page essay about their feelings and what they had learned, the Star Tribune reported…
As is standard practice, the International Olympic Committee recently retested urine samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Using new methods that can detect the presence of performance enhancing drugs that were previously undetectable, the IOC found 31 new positive tests.
Top Kansas City Royals prospect Raúl Mondesí was suspended for 50 games Thursday, after testing positive for the performance enhancing drug clenbuterol. According to Mondesí, an over-the-counter flu medication he ingested in the Dominican Republic caused the positive:
Athletes across sports have blamed tainted meat for positive clenbuterol tests in the past, and this morning, a cryptic-looking memo from the NFL and the NFLPA surfaced, warning players traveling to China and Mexico that eating meat there could result in a positive test.
By now you know that Marlins second baseman and reigning NL batting champ Dee Gordon has been suspended 80 games for testing positive for PEDs. This will cost him roughly half his 2016 salary, or around $1.65 million; it will not cost him the other half of his 2016 salary, or the remainder of the five-year, $50…
In the 15 months since Skip Bayless was chastized for saying that Johnny Manziel was an alcoholic, our “Johnny Manziel” tag has featured copious amounts of partying, lying, and domestic abuse accusations, and very little football.
A few months and more than a hundred athlete suspensions into WADA’s ban of Meldonium, the World Anti-Doping Agency now admits that it has no clue how long Meldonium stays in a person’s system, and it may have erroneously punished athletes who stopped taking the drug before it was illegal. Because WADA didn’t bother…
Earlier today, answers finally surfaced in the NFL offseason’s most ragin’ mystery: Who is Johnny Manziel’s roommate? Initially, it appeared it was fellow ex-Texas A&M Aggie Von Miller, but it turns out Manziel is shacking up with suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon.
St. Joseph’s took down Cincinnati 78-76 after the Bearcats had a game-tying dunk wiped out at the end of regulation. Coach Phil Martelli was understandably pretty relaxed and happy after the game, and interrupted a question from an apparently very chill reporter to ask if they sold the devil’s lettuce up in Spokane.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been hit with a one year suspension for missing multiple drug tests. Bryant had previously tested positive for marijuana, which earned him a four-game suspension in 2015, and is reportedly set to check into rehab. Bryant’s agent told USA Today that his client’s…
Per a report from MMA Fighting, Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock both tested positive for illegal substances before last month’s Bellator 149. It’s not yet clear what exactly the fighters took, but both face 90-day suspensions and up to $5,000 in fines.
So this is pretty weird. Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia, who recently became the first player in MLB history to receive a lifetime ban for failing three PED tests, has told The New York Times that his third positive test was the result of a conspiracy carried out against him by MLB.
Jenrry Mejia really likes taking steroids. He was suspended by MLB for 80 games when he tested positive for stanozolol last April, and was hit with a 162-game suspension three months later when he tested positive for stanozolol and boldenone. Today brings news that Mejia failed a third test, this time for boldenone.
Owen Hanson, who was a volleyball player and walk-on tight end at USC a decade ago, ran a massive international drug smuggling ring, federal authorities claimed in an indictment unsealed Thursday. Hanson was one of 22 people charged with a slew of offenses, including racketeering, drug trafficking, and money…
Missouri indefinitely suspended quarterback Maty Mauk Monday night, after a video surfaced on Twitter that shows a man, allegedly Mauk, snorting a line of something, allegedly cocaine.
Oregon recently legalized weed, and the first stores catering to recreational users opened last October. You have to be 21 or older to buy, and they’re a tad restrictive on how much you can buy at one time, but it’s a rather relaxed experience. In Portland, you can get a pre-roll of decent quantity for about $7.50,…
ESPN NFL analyst Cris Carter was a guest on the Mike & Mike show this morning, and he had some interesting takes on Chandler Jones’s brush with synthetic weed:
Synthetic weed! It’s all over the sports news cycle this week, but what is it? Is it the same thing as K2? What is spice? Can it kill you? Why is everyone always smoking it? You’ve got questions, and one of our readers has unsolicited answers:
According to a report from Price Atkinson of ESPN Greenville and later confirmed by others, Clemson’s Deon Cain, Ammon Lakip, and Jay Jay McCullough are going to be suspended from the team’s College Football Playoff/Orange Bowl matchup with Oklahoma on Thursday for a violation of team rules. The Clemson Insider reports
Al Jazeera’s Deborah Davies went on the Today Show this morning to defend her publication’s reporting of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s alleged connection to HGH shipments. The meat of the interview is above, and you’ll see Davies deftly turn away the hosts’ attempts to poke holes in Al Jazeera’s report.