How The SEC Can Stop The Problem Of Recreational Drug Use In College Football

Drug testing of student-athletes may be taking a new turn.  Earlier this spring, SEC school chancellors and presidents discussed a number of topics during the conference’s annual spring meetings.  One idea that was reportedly been floated, is a conference-wide substance abuse policy.  Currently, no conference has a conference-wide substance abuse policy in place to address recreational drug use by student-athletes. Previously, it was thought that … Continue reading How The SEC Can Stop The Problem Of Recreational Drug Use In College Football

The DEA’s Investigation of the San Diego Padres and Chargers

By: Andrew Riley, Ruling Sports Intern, Twitter: @buriedtalents Recently, the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ended their two-year investigation into the medical staffs of the San Diego Chargers and San Diego Padres. The investigation focused on the integrity and reporting requirements of the supply chain for the prescription drug program. As a result of this investigation the pharmaceutical supplier for both teams, RSF Pharmaceuticals, has … Continue reading The DEA’s Investigation of the San Diego Padres and Chargers

Allowing Lance Armstrong to Compete: What Races Gain and Lose

By:  Kaitlyn Kacsuta, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @KRKacsuta) As most people are well aware by now, Lance Armstrong received a lifetime ban from cycling and other sporting events governed by the World Anti-Doping Code.  On October 10, 2012, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) released a report that outlined the evidence against Armstrong and the “reasoned decision” to impose the ban. Despite the sanctions, Armstrong … Continue reading Allowing Lance Armstrong to Compete: What Races Gain and Lose

Total Loss: Will Lance Armstrong Be Stripped of His Olympic Bronze Medal?

By:  Richard Braun, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @RicBraun) Despite being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, Lance Armstrong appears likely to keep the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. At this time, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is taking the stance that it is “unclear” if they have the authority to take the medal away from Armstrong. … Continue reading Total Loss: Will Lance Armstrong Be Stripped of His Olympic Bronze Medal?

AJ Allmendinger and NASCAR’s Drug Testing Policy

By:  John Fabiano, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @Fabs 5180) July 24th is a big day for AJ Allmendinger.  The driver of Penske Racing’s #22 car recently tested positive for one of NASCAR’s banned substances and has been suspended indefinitely.   Two samples, A and B, are taken when NASCAR members are drug tested.  Allmendinger’s A sample tested positive for a banned substance but he will get … Continue reading AJ Allmendinger and NASCAR’s Drug Testing Policy

Lance Armstrong’s Lawsuit Against The USADA Dismissed

On the day that seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong filed a lawsuit to prevent the USADA from punishing him, a judge in Armstrong’s hometown of Austin, TX dismissed the lawsuit and all other pleadings filed along with it, including a motion for a temporary restraining order.  Ultimately, the basis of the ruling by Judge Sam Sparks of the United States District Court for … Continue reading Lance Armstrong’s Lawsuit Against The USADA Dismissed

What Ryan Braun’s Appeal Means to MLB’s Drug Testing Policy

From all accounts, Ryan Braun is a man of character.  Since reports surfaced in December that a urine sample obtained from Braun in October 2011 tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone, not a single member of the baseball community has challenged Braun’s character.  At the same time, Braun repeatedly claimed that he would be exonerated, and that he has never used performance enhancing drugs … Continue reading What Ryan Braun’s Appeal Means to MLB’s Drug Testing Policy