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McAllister, Smith among players reportedly testing positive

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by wrbanwal, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    sorry if I'm a little gun shy but fugggggggg.............

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3661845


    A number of NFL players -- including Deuce McAllister and Will Smith of the New Orleans Saints -- have tested positive under the NFL's steroid policy as a result of taking water pills to lose weight, according to a report from Fox 31-Denver reporter Josina Anderson.

    Anderson's report cited "a rash of positive tests." The number is more than 10 and may exceed 15, two sources have told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

    :icon_eek::icon_eek::icon_eek:

    Attorney David Cornwell told Mortensen he has been retained by "a number of players" to represent them in the NFL appeals process, but Cornwell wouldn't say who those players were or the exact number who have retained his legal services.

    Smith's listed agent, Joel Segal, was not immediately available to comment, according to Fox 31-Denver. A representative for McAllister's agent, Jim Steiner, said the agent would call that station back.

    Under the NFL's steroid policy, a player's first positive test results in a four-game suspension.

    According to Anderson's report, McAllister and Smith are part of a group that tested positive for a diuretic known as Bumetanide. Others tested positive for a different substance.

    "Most of them tested positive for Bumetanide," said the league source, according to Fox 31-Denver. "The last few tested positive for another substance that works similarly."

    A source told Fox 31-Denver that Bumetanide "can also mask the use of other drugs or steroids."

    Bumetanide is a drug belonging to a group of medicines called loop diuretics or "water pills." Its uses include the treatment of fluid retention and swelling caused by medical conditions such as congestive heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease, Fox 31-Denver reported.
     
  2. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    that's going to be a problem, eek:icon_eek:
     
  3. TheBeast

    TheBeast BoltTalker

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    Can they not suspend them for this?
     
  4. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    Even if the NFL suspends them today, they'll appeal and the suspensions won't take shape 'til after the appeal is heard or dropped.
     
  5. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    Yes, 4 games for a first positive test, but I doubt this could affect the Chargers v Saints game
     
  6. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    My bigger concern here is the 15 or so other players,

    seems like we've had our share of these kinds of problems


    :unsure:
     
  7. ntman68

    ntman68 Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't that just be the cherry on the sundae? Our players playing like crap and being on the juice? The irony would have to give you a giggle.
     
  8. montanabolthead

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    I saw an "unconfirmed" list that had Malcolm Floyd on it. I hope that is not the case.
     
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    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    nononononono - please don't be on the list M80! :(
     
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