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Apparently the team doctors were giving the players power pain kiilers before games and not telling the players of the side effects. The player that's suing them, Armond Armstead, had a heart attack that was caused by these drugs. If true, you would think that Kiffin would be in deep trouble. Amazing!!!
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by J Kirkpatrick 15 months ago
Just googled it. What a strange story. Apparently it's been out for a while, I had never heard anything.
Pretty sure this was why Arik Armstead didn't go there in the end. Arik and Armond are brothers.
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
The doctors will be the ones really in trouble. Unless there is documented evidence that Kiffin forced them to keep the info from the players...which I seriously doubt exists...he won't be touched. The doctors are going to have to have corroborating evidence and not just "Kiffin told us to do it." It seems that's why they are suing the university.
Certainly not gonna represent myself as an expert on toradol or any facts about this particular situation/ Armstread's medical history. However, I use toradol sometimes on surgical patients for postoperative pain relief, and it's a pretty safe drug. As others have said, it's basically a more potent version of other NSAIDs like ibuprofen. It's not something that alters your level of consciousness or anything like that (If they were giving these players narcotic injections such as morphine, fentanyl, dilaudid, etc. that would be a different story entirely.). As with any drug there are situations where you don't wanna use it. I steer away from toradol on patients with decreased kidney function, those prone to excessive bleeding for whatever reason, and a few other conditions, but off the top of my head I don't necessarily see why giving toradol to an otherwise healthy 18-21 year old to help ease the pain off 300 lb guys hitting you would be an issue. Furthermore, and again I don't know anything about Armstead's situation, I'm just sure the basis for him thinking toradol caused a heart attack.
This post was edited by Bamasthesia 15 months ago
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