While reviewing the PED policy earlier today in connection with the Julian Edelman suspension, I noticed a provision I’ve either never seen before or at some point knew about and forgot.
The PED policy rewards snitching.
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The notion that the substance for which Edelman tested positive was unrecognized created the impression that perhaps it wasn’t a PED. But that’s not how the PED policy works; the league imposes a suspension even if a substance doesn’t fit within the definition of one of the specifically-named compounds, as long it has a similar chemical structure and similar biological effect(s) to one of the 70-plus specific anabolic agents.
The fact that Edelman didn’t make the unrecognized substance defense part of his appeal confirms that it was all about P.R. and never about science.
The game of opt-in chicken — Did the Lakers believe LeBron would opt in? Did LeBron want them to believe http://www.officialbillsfootballauthentic.com/bills+kelvin+benjamin+jersey it? — ended early. Now we wait for other shoes to drop.
Other teams want LeBron to move fast. His choice will ripple across the league. Think about the Raptors. Marc Stein of The New York Times has already reported that anyone on Toronto’s roster could be had for the right price, and a couple of teams say the Raptors brain trust at least implied as much during calls on draft Markus Golden Womens Jersey night. A rebuild is coming at some point for The North. But how could they feel comfortable igniting that process without first knowing if LeBron will leave the Eastern Conference and clear away one unmovable obstacle to the NBA Finals?