Texas pitcher gives teammate urine for drug test; test still fails
This story would be funny if it weren’t so sad. Texas Longhorns pitcher Corey Knebel was suspended from the team on Friday because he substituted his urine sample for a teammate’s to prevent the teammate from failing a drug test. Problem: Knebel’s urine sample failed the test.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, Knebel agreed to let the teammate use his sample to avoid detection for having taken Adderall, which is used to treat ADHD. Adderall is on the NCAA’s banned list of substances, unless you have a doctor’s prescription for it to treat ADHD or narcolepsy.
Knebel’s test failed for, get this, Adderall. Knebel has a prescription for it, his teammate doesn’t. His teammate admitted it was Knebel’s urine after he failed the test.
The teammate has not been identified. Knebel was suspended for the weekend series against Kansas State.
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