UK football drug testing penalties stiffer than most

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    UK football drug testing penalties stiffer than most

    The University of Kentucky football team has had several players suspended or dismissed from the team for "violation of team rules" in the last few years.

    It seems many people do not have a good understanding of why these players are suspended or dismissed. Trust me, most of the time it is the players inability to pass a test and I am not talking about a math test.

    As you can see in the attached link, UK has one of the stiffest anti-drug policies in the country.

    http://www.aolnews.com/2010/12/20/fa...cies-revealed/
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    Interesting. Thanks for posting.

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    Great and interesting read.

    I was particularly amazed with this :

    "At Purdue and UCLA, a student-athlete does not miss any games after two positive tests and only misses one game for a third positive test. By comparison, a student-athlete at 31 of the 60 schools is dismissed from the football program for a third positive test."

    I'm all for second chances, but I look at a one game suspension after a positive test as a second chance. After all, its one game. But for nothing to happen after 2 positive tests??? Wow...

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    Coach Claiborne had a pretty simple policy... "Zero Tolerence." Test positive for anything and you were dismissed, there were no grey areas and no questions asked.

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    It is not a level playing field for all Division I NCAA schools.

    I think it should be, although I can see the controversy.

    The NCAA has no backbone on this issue, yet they take a strong stance on performance enhancing drug use. Hypocrisy at its finest.

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