The University of Iowa says 12 of its football players were admitted to University of Iowa Hospitals Monday night.
A release sent out Tuesday did not detail the cause of the hospitalization, but did say the athletes are recovering.
OT-12 Iowa players hospitalized
must have been a bad batch of hootch.
Staph or mono. Both serious enough to hospitalize and tend to spread around athletes
Than I learned it was neither. Bhgp should have story up soon.
All twelve players were running-backs.
Should that site be changed to Black Heart Brown Acid?
Sounds like it was kidney problems due to an excessively difficult workout:
Wonder if that makes potential recruits and their parents re-think how they will be treated at Iowa...
(EDIT: sorry, I couldn't get the link to work. Running Safari and still having all sorts of malware issues. You can copy and paste the URL yourself...)
Heat can't be blamed either, which is more common.
I find it incredibly odd that 12 players all came down with the same ailment, especially when these guys are not far removed from the end of their season. They should be close to their best shape right now.
Rhabdomyolysis has been rumored to be the cause and can be attributed cocaine, amphetamines, statins, heroin, or PCP use per the google machine.
This does not look good for Iowa.
Amphetamines, depending on the variety, can be considered a PED.
This study looked at the drug use in the NCAA and included PEDs
I know NHL players would eat Sudafeds or truck-stop ephidrine before a game.
But that's not on the same level as HGH or something that is trying to develop muscle growth and performance.
I can't see speeder's as being the cause of sickness in so many well-trained atheletes.
...that these young men are suffering the effects of some illicit drug probably isn't necessary until more information is known. I suggest we focus on good vibes and Antonio freaking Poole. Good vibes!
Players starting to workout again after a break are the most at risk for rhabdo because there mind pushes them past what their body is ready for.
It's really quite sad that there are a good number of D1 strength coaches out there that don't seem to have a clue about what they're doing. Harder is not always better -- a timed 100 rep squat workout flies in the face of common sense when you're dealing with athletes whose job is to be fast and explosive for very short periods of time. It's football, not Crossfit.