January 29th, 2013 05:48 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Tags: Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Several Alabama
In April of 2011, news broke via Yahoo! Sports that some Auburn and Alabama players may have been using illegal substances — a growth hormone found in deer antler velvet was one type — in the form of holographic chips worn on the skin. A bizarre story it was and, thankfully, it soon faded away, swallowed up by other controversies and conference realignment mania.
Well now the same people behind those chips have been tied by Sports Illustrated to Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens. And right on Super Bowl media day. What a coincidence, SI. But Lewis isn’t the only player connected to the use of “chips.” Several Alabama players allegedly used the chips before last January’s national title game against LSU. And several LSU players supposedly used the chips before their win over Alabama earlier in the 2011 season.
It’s a long piece on what might or might not be an illegal substance. What is clear, however, is that SEC coaches need to do a much better job of keeping quacks with no medical training the hell away from their players.
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