Essay: Sports and Drugs Illicit

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[. . .] However, the tradition of informing just the doctor after two positive tests should be rethought and the team owner should also be brought into the loop. This can help in dealing with a player more effectively as is proved in the case of Travis Tuck, when he was found unconscious due to a drug overdose in a hotel room. The club president, Jeff Kennett, claimed that if he had known about the first two tests he would have been able to help Tuck and keep a closer eye on him. Tuck was found to suffering from depression which was something a club president should know (ABC 2010).

Also there is no provision in the rules about players who are taking medicines which might contain banned substances. This matter should also be researched and included in the policy.


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