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Missouri Soph. WR Levi Copelin suspended for 2014 season

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The Missouri Tigers’ war of attrition at wide receiver continues.

Sophomore Levi Copelin has been suspended for the 2014 campaign due to taking a banned substance.

Here is his quote: “The reason I am suspended is that I recently bought an over-the-counter nutritional supplement from a local store, and used it as part of my workout routine,” Copelin said in a statement released by the schoool. “Unfortunately, I used it without clearing it with my strength coaches or trainers. This supplement is legal and available to the public, but it isn’t approved by the NCAA, and as a result of using it, I failed an NCAA drug test. This was a stupid mistake on my part, and I’m very sorry that I put myself and my team in this situation. This is a hard lesson to learn, as I never had the wrong intentions. I also understand there aren’t any shortcuts to success. There’s nothing I can do except dedicate myself to representing me, my family, my team, and Mizzou the right way going forward. I’m very grateful to my coaches and my teammates for giving me a chance to overcome this.”

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Pretty harsh punishment.

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I'm afraid that our lack of depth at receiver is going to hurt us this year.

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Stupid mistake on his part, according to Pinkel, the whole team knew to check with the S&C coach to see what supplements are allowed but a full year suspension for such a minor offense is ridiculous.

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If only it had been something more minor like an illegal drug instead of OTC supplements he might have just gotten a few games as a suspension instead of the whole season.
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This is harsh. It's not a stereroid injection.
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That's worse than honey badger got for failing like three drug test. Seems harsh but the kid had to know
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View PostMizzou_Fan, on 29 July 2014 - 09:32 PM, said:

I'm afraid that our lack of depth at receiver is going to hurt us this year.


He was passed up on the depth chart by otte a walk-on so I'm not really all that concerned but we definitely can't afford to lose anyone else at this point.
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Probably just a pre workout supplement. Definitely not something that's gonna you an unfair advantage over anyone...but we're talking about the NCAA. The same people who made that UGA kid sit out for years because his blood levels wouldn't return to normal after shots he got in high school.

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I think there is a possibility that it wasn't a harmless nutritional supplement he was taking. The links below are the official drug policy and the list of banned substances. It's pretty concise.


http://www.ncaa.org/...ook 2014-15.pdf

http://www.ncaa.org/...aa-banned-drugs



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http://www.drugfrees...ec/rec-home.asp

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View PostMizzouMark, on 30 July 2014 - 01:57 AM, said:

He was passed up on the depth chart by otte a walk-on so I'm not really all that concerned but we definitely can't afford to lose anyone else at this point.
I know Otte was ahead of him but our depth at receiver just keeps shrinking and shrinking. I'm afraid that we could suffer an injury or something and it would really hurt us.

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View PostThe Joker, on 30 July 2014 - 04:34 AM, said:

I think there is a possibility that it wasn't a harmless nutritional supplement he was taking. The links below are the official drug policy and the list of banned substances. It's pretty concise.


http://www.ncaa.org/...ook 2014-15.pdf

http://www.ncaa.org/...aa-banned-drugs



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http://www.drugfrees...ec/rec-home.asp

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From your own links:

  • Dietary supplements are not well regulated and may cause a positive drug test result.
  • Student-athletes have tested positive and lost their eligibility using dietary supplements.
  • Many dietary supplements are contaminated with banned drugs not listed on the label.
  • Any product containing a dietary supplement ingredient is taken at your own risk.

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View PostMizzouMark, on 30 July 2014 - 07:10 AM, said:

From your own links:
  • Dietary supplements are not well regulated and may cause a positive drug test result.
  • Student-athletes have tested positive and lost their eligibility using dietary supplements.
  • Many dietary supplements are contaminated with banned drugs not listed on the label.
  • Any product containing a dietary supplement ingredient is taken at your own risk.


I did NOT say he was using "roids" or anything of the like. I just said that he may have possibly been using something other than dietary supplements.

While the NCAA also refuses to have an all inclusive list as to banned substances, it's not out of the realm that this guy wasn't trying to "beat the system". The list that it does include is well documented and notice the term "MAY" is used quite a bit. The links don't say that the supplements "Will" cause a positive, but "May" cause a positive.

This is called "Legal Speak" for a reason. It attempts to absolve the NCAA of liability.
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Seems like a harsh punishment for failing due to an OTC supplement. I would assume this isn't the first drug test he has failed, just the first one the public has heard about.
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View PostBlackSheep 171, on 30 July 2014 - 07:24 AM, said:

Seems like a harsh punishment for failing due to an OTC supplement. I would assume this isn't the first drug test he has failed, just the first one the public has heard about.


EXACTLY!!!


Now this guy gets suspended for the year? For one positive test? That's what I'm implying. Something isn't jiving here.

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