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Odom says positive test 'wasn't steroids or PEDs'

Posted on: September 9, 2010 11:43 pm
Edited on: September 9, 2010 11:46 pm
 
Posted Will Brinson


Reports surfaced earlier -- starting with the awesomely named 'Nati blog Three Way Chili 'Nati -- that Antwan Odom was facing a four-game suspension for a positive test of a banned substance.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk confirmed the potentially looming suspension, but that might not have been necessary, as Odom himself tweeted a confirmation of a positive test earlier.
To my fans and teammates: Please don't believe the rumors. Yes I tested positive for a banned substance but it wasn't steroids or PEDs. More details to come but for now it's a league issue that's under appeal. Just know that I would never cheat to gain an edge in this game that I love. Don't lose your faith in me and please don't pass judgement based on vicious rumors until all the facts are known. Thank you for all your support I really need it now. I all of you, Antwan Yes, that does sound similar to Brian Cushing's situation, thanks for asking. Except that Odom's not waiting until the end of the year to discuss it. Guess he learned the lesson in terms of managing publicity and handling things before they get out of hand.

Odom's case should be interesting too, considering the Bengals play against the Patriots in Week 1. If the league is already looking into scheduling an appeal, Foxboro isn't that far from New York City.

And certainly since Odom has now taken the discussion of why he failed a test public, they won't want to allow him to play the entire season under scrutiny from the press, the public and opponents.

And the Bengals may want to get the suspension out of the way as well: following the Pats, they play the Ravens, but then get the Panthers, Browns and Buccaneers, the latter two being about as easy a set of games as anyone can get.

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Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2010 1:20 pm
 

Odom says positive test 'wasn't steroids or PEDs'

TO tell the truth, saying it wasnt a steroid or PED isnt that strange and is very possible. The Williams wall in MN both tested posotive for a banned substance that was in some kind of weight "medicine/drug" they were taking. It wasn't banned because it IS a steroid. it was banned because it can be used to mask steroids. The fact is that there are a lot of banned substances related to steroids without actually being steroids. He could be justified in everything that he said. A bigger issue is why the Williams guys can still be playing when people jump on every steroid issue like there's never a mistake made. Most times they are positive and most times the player knows, but you can be suspended for testing posotive for something other than steroids, it just doesn't make it less illegal either way.



Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2010 10:49 am
 

Odom says positive test 'wasn't steroids or PEDs'

"Ok, so where are all of the Bengals fans screaming about the unjust supension - you know, the ones who lamblasted the Steeler fans for complaining that Ben's suspension was too long for being ACCUSED of something that went against the league's conduct policy.  Come on out all of you hypocrits"

Bellman- your point is pointless, if no one is screaming its unjust then your blog is useless!
If he is guilty then he deserves the suspension. 4 games is the standard-yes?



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: September 10, 2010 9:59 am
 

Odom says positive test 'wasn't steroids or PEDs'

What a dumb a$$ why would you think cushing played for the bengals.. he has only been in the league for 1 year.. Hahaha.. People always goin against the bengals


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