Everyone Murders

February 25th, 2014 at 9:50 AM ^

That possibility had not occurred to me (in my mind MSU doesn't seem like a "ferret out the roid-users" type of place), but upon reflection your suggestion seems credible.

"I've talked to all the NFL teams. They know what happened and the situation. Moving forward is not going to affect my draft stock whatsoever."

Also, it's interesting that if it is steroids, and if Bullough really did disclose the issue to all the NFL teams, that Bullough feels that such a disclosure would not trouble those potential employers. A sad commentary on the NFL if the common thinking is that getting busted for roids won't affect your draft stock in a negative fashion.

Second, it's interesting that MSU has at least evolved to the point that they would suspend a player for steroids.  (Picture of Tony Mandarich goes here.)

But steroids at MSU?  I'm shocked, shocked to find that doping is going on there.



February 25th, 2014 at 12:05 PM ^

He lost 16lbs right before a job interview where they steroid test. So... that paints a decent picture.

However if you think the NFL cares about steriod use you haven't seen Merriman's DROY trophy disappear, nor damn near any concern about "miracle" recoveries (Ray Lewis, etc.) The NFL doesn't give a damn about steroids at all (Seahawks' Defense).

Everyone Murders

February 25th, 2014 at 3:16 PM ^

Here's how I like to imagine a typical Max Bullough interview went down (at least the first few):

NFL GM - So Max, we saw you were suspended for the Rose Bowl.  Of course we want to know why.

MB - Well, it's embarrassing, but I got caught at MSU with steroids present in my system.

NFL GM - That's serious.  What do you have to say for yourself?

MB - First, I should not have taken a shortcut, and ensured that any supplements I took were allowed.  Second, I feel like I let my team down.  Third, I think it risked besmirching my family name. 

NFL GM - WTF are you talking about?  We don't care that you used steroids.

MB - Excuse me?

NFL GM - We want to know how did you get caught?  You realize there are ways to mask use, right?  Don't they have catheter tubes and one pint of clean urine in all of E. Lansing?  Jebus, kid - make a Mormon friend, and buy his piss.  This ain't rocket science.  Will you promise to do that if we draft you?

MB - Yes sir.  I'll have some top shelf clean urine stashed away at all times.  I don't know what I was thinking.

(Again, not sure that it was steroids that caused the Bullough suspension.  However, seems like a reasonable conclusion.)