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Or is it just the stickers? I noticed it was mentioned that some used the spray to prep for combine, but I havent seen it mentioned that players used spray while at bama.
I don't know who did what and I don't think anything comes of this at all. In the end, these guys are trying to get pub for their company. Nothing more. I mean, using the biggest name in the Super Bowl which happens to be Super Bowl week....and the Champion of NCAA football. Can you have two bigger things right now to say used your stuff?
Here's what ESPN has up. I'm glad Ray Lewis seems to be the media's main focus of this mess.
The University of Alabama said Tuesday the company that says it provided a product containing a banned substance to Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis also contacted its players before the 2012 BCS championship game against LSU.
the Joe Schad ESPN article out today has an interview with the second owner of SWATs. He claims he witnessed Bama players using the spray. Wouldn't give names but continues to say his stuff is 100% legal. The article goes on to provide a comment from a University professor saying that this stuff cannot be effective in it's form.
Article is on front page if you want to read its entirety. I find this whole issue inconvenient, especially with it's timing. I'm not sure what to believe right now.
UA Athletics has known about the issue since 2009 and has contiued to monitor it, yet we still have players, according to this arcticle in 2012, using this stuff.
Then the angle of this being a banned substance in pro sports but according to that professor, this product is no more than snake oil and no much different than a phiten negative ion bracelet.
I have no doubt Saban and Ath Dept will make sure all is clear, if they haven't done so already. I just hate this kind of stuff and hate media beating it death. The fact that there are so many named sources that have used it in the last 3-4 years. Not sure how NCAA could punish at this point. Except for ban this or similar things going forward.
In the meantime, trying to keep the focus on finishing up another top recruiting class. Excited for these new guys. #Roadto16
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