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Drug bans - why the difference..

Started by: i-spy (15034) 

can anybody explain why Kolo Toure gets a six month ban when Paddy Kenny got nine months and in rugby league Gareth Hock got two years.

Started: 27th May 2011 at 16:12

Posted by: bassman (3591)

Because it was an accident that he took them... he says.

Replied: 27th May 2011 at 16:34

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

Because its football

Replied: 27th May 2011 at 16:46

Posted by: wigvet (3478)

A six month ban which encompasses the summer months!
He’ll be back playing in September – wonder if he’s still on full pay?

Replied: 27th May 2011 at 17:21

Posted by: fossil (6854)

Because Gareth was taking the columbian marching powder the ban was longer

No excuses ban all drug cheats

Replied: 27th May 2011 at 21:33

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

Because football will not accept the stricter rules on drugs like other sports.

Bans should all be the same in all sports.

It's a good job they don't test football players as they come out of some the lavish celebrity parties they attend, where the 'columbian marching powder' is apperently is plentifull.

Replied: 28th May 2011 at 08:04

Posted by: fossil (6854)

Ispy,

Kolo Toure was using what was deemed as a specified substance!
The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) defines a specified substance as one that is "more susceptible to a credible, non-doping explanation".
By taking a substance like that,the penalty could be anything from a warning to two years ban.


Replied: 28th May 2011 at 11:36

Posted by: fossil (6854)


Tom,
He admitted he was taking cocaine for eight months

Replied: 28th May 2011 at 15:56

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

And he serve a proper ban for it unlike football players.

Some radically wrong when a player in one game can get a draconian punishment, while a player in another game can get a meagre punishment for the same offence.

Replied: 28th May 2011 at 16:14

Posted by: fossil (6854)

Draconian punishment my backside, they should all be removed from sport the CHEATS!

Replied: 28th May 2011 at 19:10

Posted by: copperhead (1415) 

Surely their only Cheating if they take performance enhancing drugs. Sniffing the Devils Dandruff is not cheating. Not that I condone it.

Replied: 28th May 2011 at 21:59

Posted by: fossil (6854)

Copperhead,
Why is it not cheating to take a banned substance,please explain that?

Replied: 28th May 2011 at 22:26

Posted by: bassman (3591)

People tend to forget how much these "stars" are role models for the younger generation.It is in no way setting a good example and to me,ANY kind of substance abuse should carry a stiff penalty.

Replied: 28th May 2011 at 22:32

Posted by: fossil (6854)



bassman,
I agree and I have no time for any behaviour like that ,whatever the sport.

Replied: 28th May 2011 at 22:52

Posted by: 0 years (inactive)

I agree completly but one thing is worse than getting caught cheating or making a mistake and that is "role models" avoiding tests so as not to be found out.

That is why the ban is greater for these types of cheats.

Replied: 28th May 2011 at 22:57
Last edited by 0 years: 30th May 2011 at 12:14:08

Posted by: ahcawntspeyk (5871)

Posted by: ruddy duck (4168)
And he serve a proper ban for it unlike football players.

Some radically wrong when a player in one game can get a draconian punishment, while a player in another game can get a meagre punishment for the same offence.



Same offence Take a closer look lad.

Replied: 28th May 2011 at 23:21

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

fossil

If it was a Latic's player, you would have never said a word!

ahcawntspeyk

Thanks for calling me lad, great appreciated!

Replied: 28th May 2011 at 23:40

Posted by: fossil (6854)

Ruddy,
I hope the latics player would have been banned for life,but it wouldn,t happen would it

Replied: 28th May 2011 at 23:44

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

fossil

Why?

Replied: 28th May 2011 at 23:54

Posted by: ahcawntspeyk (5871)

Posted by: townofmemories (5452)
I wonder what would happen if any of the footballers were asthmatic? The inhalers would cause you to fail a drugs test.



Really? So there aren't any asthmatic footballers anywere in the world then? Get a grip lad.

Replied: 28th May 2011 at 23:58

Posted by: fossil (6854)

Ruddy,
Because to my knowledge they have not taken any drugs.
No doubt you will ASSUME otherwise!

Replied: 28th May 2011 at 23:59

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

fossil

I never said any of them had. I ask if you would have said anything if it had been a Latic's player like you have against Hock.

Replied: 29th May 2011 at 00:13

Posted by: fossil (6854)


Ruddy,
No you ASSUMED again!
I didn't ban Hock,the rugby league did!

Replied: 29th May 2011 at 00:21

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

fossil

I know!

Buenas noches.

Replied: 29th May 2011 at 00:30

Posted by: copperhead (1415) 

fossil why do you insist that taking recreational drugs is cheating. Illegal yes and I have no problem with a ban for those that are caught using them. But to my mind cheating is to seek an advantage over others by taking performance enhancing drugs banned by the relevant sporting authorities.

Let me once again reiterate I do not condone the use of illegal substances as I am well aware of the harmful effects these so called role models can have on our young people.

Replied: 29th May 2011 at 11:01

Posted by: fossil (6854)

Copperhead
I don,t insist,the authorities banned substance list is made known to all athletes and if they take them either for performance enhancement or pleasure,they cheat on their sport and what they represent!!
Just my opinion!

Replied: 29th May 2011 at 12:49

 

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