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A rob gone. Johnson will have his redshirt removed more than likely.Tallgrass passes this along:
Heard a rumor ARob, Hampton, and Bernstine all tested positive for drugs and are done.douglasbader wants to start anew:
I fucking hate today's players. After the idiotic social media shit they have pulled, I can confidently say Kirk Ferentz isn't the problem.HiawathaHawk states:
Fuck all of these players, good fucking riddance.
I don't think A-Rob will be missed by much of the team.L. Wade Childress reacts to Hampton news and tells us:
very interestingCamelTones has it all figured out:
i also think there is a chance prater goes pro, mainly cuz hes not smart.
Something I've kind of realized this morning is Kirk's early teams that were good (02-04) were led primarily by upper classemen, yes there were a few younger guys that played significant roles, but for the most part, the guys that started the winning under Kirk also took some of Iowa's worst beatings. And those that were not part of said beatings were sitting on the bench until their 4th and 5th years in the program.atemp confirms:
This group that turned it around after 06 and 07 turned it around as sophomores in 08 and has basically had people around Iowa City and on facebook sucking their collective cocks for 3 years now.
Have heard double-digit suspensions.
I just got an email that said the suspensions will be for one year. Indicated it was Binns, Mcnutt and three others.L. Wade Childress has people and those people are saying:
i dont have many details but one of my guys has finally actually put Binns, mcnutt, arob, jewel, and bernstine's names with these rumors without any prompting from me. i told them that shit was all over the boards but he was fairly confident.iHawk assures us that the press release isn't all the news:
There's definately more suspensions coming than we've heard about.
I would imagine there will be more suspensions for the bowl game - I really hope not, but I've heard from a very good source, but right now they can only be considered rumors.
Rumor has it that DJK was just a small part of this larger investigation that's going on that includes not only more players who are using, but also local, prominate Iowa City businessmen who are financially backing and profiting from said "drug ring". One businessman being floated around is (edit removed named). Apparently, he was accused 13 or so years ago of this same sort of thing, but nothing ever came of it.whew, that's a lot to digest. Let's move on.
As far as additional players go, looks like Hampton, A-Rob, Coker are using--McNutt has been mentioned too, along with some other random freshman who are not really known. Apparently, the drug testing dates were getting leaked to the players before they are "randomly" announced.Some of the student managers/trainers were supplying the above players with their urine so they didn't get in trouble. The other interesting thing is that the rumored fight that occurred in the locker room ater OSU between players was Clayborn and A-Rob, and it had to do with using drugs. Apparently, it was an actual fight and Clayborn hit A-Rob, causing him to have another concussion (or re-aggravating the one he had)....
The newest piece of info is that apparently Clayborn was the police leak that got DJK arrested. Apparently he had been working with them for a couple weeks...
I've heard the same, someone sent me an email earlier saying they heard 11. Not sure how credible.Herky823 agrees:
Hearing 11 suspended, many starters. Of course this is all from a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a player so who knows. Anyway, assuming a large margin of error I still take the over.
I can confirm that at least two prominent players (in addition to DJK) will be gone.And finally, on to today's ***Official PC Reacation Thread*** where HiawathaHawk says:
I've never seen a situation where so many rumors reached the mainstream public. Everyone you talked to had heard a different story with a boatload of names.You can read the rest, I had to stop there. A guy that posted stories, for the public, on a public forum about Jewel Hampton driving around Miami looking for drugs and no one on the team likes Adam Robinson can't believe so many rumors reached the public.
Hopefully Robinson is next.After some random posts about text messages from friends in the know, StLouisClone says:
Someone just sent me a text message that says 11 more players failed drug tests last week. Hampton wouldn't take the test and was kicked off the team.cy4prez7 believes:
If suspended most will have to sit out part of next season too..recruiting takes a HUGE hit and the whole program in general will take a hit.
Most definitely. Iowa was close to breaking into the upper levels of national programs (after sitting in the average-to-good range for some time). They were prominently mentioned in the National Title race, and could have reaped the benefits that come with such recognition.According to Palmer:
However, now we're likely looking at a self-imposed death penalty that could kill this program for some time. If we do end up looking at a staff change, loss of players and loss of recruits for a few years, Iowa could end up dropping to the bottom of the pack. Iowa would have a tough time recovering from that.
Downfall of the Hawks? NoOkay, let's try a new thread. This one is titled "ESPN Article on Suckeye Druggies."
Continuation of further proof that KF is not a leader of young men? Yes.
Good point. There's hardly any testing at all.
After watching Pony Exce$$, if there really is a scandal, someone will eventually talk.Per Dryburn:
Let's face it. KF and Barta accomplished what they wanted to accomplish, yet again. They have placated the naive fans into believing that there is really nothing wrong, and that they are running a clean program. So sad...not that their program is dirty, but that so many of the fans, and apparently the BOR buys into it.Make sure to read this awesome thread about Twitter and rumors.
This has gone on for years. Athletes living in federal housing (including the hc's son), numerous alcohol and assault arrests, sexual assault arrests (one that has yet to go to trial after 3 years), and now this, and Iowa fans just keep believing him. What a joke!
Nobody else in trouble apparently.Lot's of outrage from Cyclonestate78:
Well... that is good enough for me. Sounds like a really effective drug testing policy when they know for a fact players have cheated the tests and gotten away with it. Yet... they are satisfied with their program. Priceless.ISUCyclone06 has a message:
Iowa Athletics= JokeFrom Dolladollabill:
Man up people, you know its out there and its too big to sweep under the rug. Barta...Ferentz find new jobs cause its only gonna get uglier.
"Kirk: I like to hear bad news before someone else tells me and have chance to try to fix it which is spirit of code of conduct here"Okay, enough for now. I'd rather head back out in the cold and change another tire. Or, in fact, worse, visit (______fill in the blank____) Hawkeye message board.
a.k.a. I like to have a chance to cover it up
"Unless something changes a press release is expected in about an hour confirming one player - Hampton - is leaving football program."
A message from Keenan Davis' #FB: "Message boards lie........STOP READING THEM!!!" (12 mins. Ago).Also according to Blisser, AJ Derby says:
AJ Derby's comment on Keenan Davis' #FB post "Aj Derby Yeah those people have no idea what they are talking about!"And finally, Scott Dochterman writes UI football players drug tested several times each year.
"10 random players tested prior to practice today" (this was on 12/10)A few days have passed since this test but over the weekend the rumor mill started churning. Twitter has been buzzing about possible player suspensions and dismissals. Some Hawkeye websites have been deleting posts about the topic.
"Heard a rumor ARob, Hampton, and Bernstine all tested positive for drugs and are done."Also, on Hawkeyelounge.com, HiawathaHawk writes:
"When he (Jewel Hampton) had basically a random stranger drive him to buy weed during the bowl trip last year and didn't hide it, I started to doubt that he was bright enough to avoid trouble for 5 years. Being injured and away for the second straight year probably didn't help matters. "
"Just got off the phone with one of ARob and Jewel's roommates. Jewel is kicked off and ARob has a meeting in the morning."
"Add to my previous post, it is the result of a failed drug test"
"Jewel failed his 3rd drug test and has been kicked off the team. A-Rob, Ballard, Binns and others have all failed a drug test as well. Kirk will announce what players are suspended for the Bowl Game at the end of the week.
They have a 3 strike policy, so as long as the other guys clean up before the next test, they should be fine."
"Ok, this is what I got so far. Djk busted, and we all know he got his stuff seized and the like.
Heard they found a list of names on his computer that supposedly owed him money for “things”.
heard that this list was the list that got tested and none of the list passed and all of these names we are hearing on that list.
Anyone else kinda hearing the same things?"