posted on Jul, 15 2005 @ 06:08 AM
Looks like the agreement is going to have a very strict drug policy. 2 random tests a year, a 20 game suspension for 1st time offenders, a 60 game
suspension for 2nd time offenders, and banning from the game for 3rd time offenders.
Wow. That is harsh. And I have no problems with it for a specific, detailed list of what is disallowed. Including as many products as possible that
contain the illegal substance.
The players are going to have to do a little research into the stuff they buy at the nutrition store. And a way for a player to contact that league
without penalty in regards to a questionable/unknown substance. Maybe to verify if the substance is illegal or to even have it tested to seee if it
contains illegal stuff.
What happens if the league adopts a new list, with newer substances, and someone has been using one of these for a while, but all of a sudden its
illegal, and the day after the list comes out, they get tested. Its a worse case scenario type of deal, but it is always something on my mind in
regards to suspensions of this nature and a dynamic list of illegal substances.
I just know that I would not survive if caffeine became illegal.