Papa, with complete respect, I offer my two cents worth:
He tested negative, once urine then blood and urine, on March 1 and July 2.
He tested positive, both A and B, urine only, on July 12, announced on August 26.
He claimed that the dates corroborated his claim that why would he be clean on July 2 then show trace on July 12.
No one from the CFL ever used “trace” in any announcements, to my knowledge.
He was suspended for two games which were followed with a “bi” week.
Despite the fact he was on Campus @ U of M, he told us he was sending the suspected product away for further testing. On September 17th he told us he had done that.
Prior to suspension, he had carried 141 times over ten games and had averaged 6.44 yards per carry.
After he returned from an enforced almost four week mid season break, he carried 84 times over six games and averaged 5.62 yards per carry.
He apparently didn’t get back the test results yet, or for some reason he chooses not to provide them.
My sources on U of M campus tell me they can confirm the prescence of anabolic in 15 minutes.
He states publicly that this is a tragedy, its just wrong, its all the result of a tainted supplement. He refuses to name the supplement to perhaps prevent others from the ruinous trap he was caught in.
I like the guy. I am p’o’d that he left Grant Park to play at Oak Park but at least it wasn’t St. Paul’s.
The story has a lot of holes. No results back, no name of product, production down 13% after a mid season four week rest, and pretty admirable production from a body that gets battered every game.
I personally don’t know Andrew, by all accounts he’s a stand up guy. I wish he’d release the results, name the supplement and perhaps put a different spin on his failed tests. Besides, the reality is, he was performing with performance enhancers in his system.
Hopefully he doesn’t test positive again.