February 9th, 2019 at 5:33 PM ^

A mistake was made, alright. They messed up the masking regimen. 

I’m open to the possibility that the coaching staff isn’t actually involved in it (pretty easy for there to be an ad-hoc system in which players hear about which doctors to visit to get good “nutritional programs” on a pro bono basis because boosters happen to be taking those doctors out to $10,000 lunches at Taco Bell) but there’s no way there isn’t a systematic doping program at Clemson and probably a lot of other schools as well. 

And there’s no way that Dabo is shocked by it. Not fully aware, perhaps, but not shocked. 

snarling wolverine

February 9th, 2019 at 5:34 PM ^

It's pretty bad when you're failing a drug test in a North American sport (pro or college).  None of them use modern testing standards.  For three Clemson guys to test positive means that it was probably close to team-wide.

rob f

February 9th, 2019 at 5:40 PM ^

LOLOLOLOL at Dabo the Comedian!

I highly doubt the National Title will be taken away, nor will there be anything else done other than a slap on the wrist and a stern warning to Dabo and Clemson that next time no watching TV for a week.

After all, no illegal stretching took place, did it??!


February 9th, 2019 at 6:55 PM ^

"I highly doubt the National Title will be taken away, nor will there be anything else done other than a slap on the wrist"

Maybe so, but Southwest Montana State Teacher's College is going to get hammered by the NCAA for providing an unauthorized Happy Meal to a recruit.


February 9th, 2019 at 6:04 PM ^

"It could come from anything. They’re going to test everything and look at everything. And that’s the problem ". That's just an amazing statement and a bunch of bs.

Blue in St Lou

February 9th, 2019 at 8:41 PM ^

Didn't you read what Dabo said??? What are you, some kind of knucklehead? It could have been a contaminant at the factory. And he explained, very clearly, that that kind of stuff happens all the time. They have a stray contaminant of an illegal substance flying around the factory, and it just happens to find its way into a product intended for human consumption.

It happens all the time, or so Dabo said. Better be careful tomorrow morning when you eat your Cheerios. 

Perkis-Size Me

February 9th, 2019 at 6:42 PM ^

The last two thousand years are full of people who have masqueraded themselves as pious Christians to impress the masses and advance their own agendas. Why should it stop with college football? 

While this is by no means an indictment against all Christians, as I do know some good followers who are better human beings than I, it’s oftentimes that the ones who most tout their own piousness and “holier than thou” attitude who are the ones who are the biggest scumbags and hypocrites of all.

Religion can simultaneously bring out the best and worst in all human beings.


February 9th, 2019 at 7:11 PM ^

2 Corinthians 13:10  And Jesus spake unto the gathered multitudes "Thou shalt kill an oxen and fashion an oblate spheroid from its hide, fillest with thine breath, congregate in yon open field and cheer thy own brothers as they carry thine holy ball across the sacred line. Thou shalt cheer and drink thine wine in celebration after victory, but curse thine team in defeat. Blessed is thine team that drinketh of the forbidden elixir, for they shall grow as giants with bulging sinew, while Caesar looketh in another direction. Thine enemy from the southern heathen lands shalt relieve their bowels in open wine baskets, and darkness shall be on them forever."


February 9th, 2019 at 10:57 PM ^

2 Hesitations 3:1-4

and the prophet came down to the land of carolina.  and with him he brought various potions, mixes, pills, powders, liquids and even needles.  and he went to the village of clemson and said 'take, injest, eat and be swoll like a man-bull.'   and the tigers saw that it might be good and that they might be able to then slay the mighty bama pachyderm, and they injested and injected all that the prophet gave them, and they got swoll, way swoll.  and the battle lines were drawn in levi's valley and the armies squared off.  and the swoll tigers defeated the pachyderms and the village of clemson saw that it was good and that king NCAA was neutered and would extract no revenge. 


February 9th, 2019 at 6:31 PM ^



Does anyone doubt that Clemson is the dirtiest program in football right now?  I mean, Mississippi tried, but they imploded under their own incompetence.  


February 9th, 2019 at 6:37 PM ^

Haa!!  Nothing will come of this, nothing at all.  The outright buying of players has been proven in both football and basketball, and Emmert says 'this is fine'.  A racial slur is thrown at a player, and its cause for immediate transfer outside of every rule about transfers in the history of ever.  Fake classes, so totally fake that they don't literally exist, is no cause for punishment.  

Why?  Because the schools involved stood up to the NCAA and said 'we are fine and there's nothing you can do'.

Michigan stretched for a few minutes.  Know why we got hit hard?  We went running scared to the NCAA and groveled until we were blue in the face begging for mercy.

The NCAA is a travesty of bullshit...  They won't even look at Clemson because Dabo is a fun, engaging personality.  I've got money that Harbaugh gets pilloried from the press and NCAA if he ever "mistakenly" dopes up his team.


(/steps down from soap box)

Leatherstocking Blue

February 9th, 2019 at 7:19 PM ^

If we learned anything from Lance Armstrong or Major League Baseball it is that the governing bodies are complicit in allowing the cash cows get away with doping. Do we really think only 3 Clemson players tested positive? More like the NCAA chose three representatives to take the fall.

Over 300 MLB players failed PED testing but the players union got the tests and punishments buried. You don’t punish the money makers. It’s all a farce.


February 9th, 2019 at 6:39 PM ^

How can supplements unknowningly get contaminated...yeah. When your a big time NCAA program, you don't find a random guy on the street to get the goods. There are lots of researchers at the university and can find reputable sources. Unless they injected the cows, pigs, and other animals to feed to the players for dinner.

yossarians tree

February 9th, 2019 at 6:42 PM ^

"Well hell ya know we test for that stuff and sometimes just about anything can happen and who's to say if a sample got contaminated basically anywhere and I really only been over there to talk to them once or twice praise Jesus."


February 9th, 2019 at 6:52 PM ^

Slightly off topic - but do you remember a time when it was commonly put forth that steroids and PEDs didn't actually help? I do - and the notion was that schoolkids shouldn't be tempted to use them because their effects are marginal - and the counter theory was that for some sports even a marginal edge (1%) it is the difference between a gold medal and not appearing on the podium. 

At this point, it seems that the notion is clearly dead and PEDs do help - it may not help with skill but may make recovery faster especially with longer and longer seasons in nearly major sports.