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Offline MagiC~*

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O.P. « 2007-Oct-16, 09:55 PM »
It will be interesting to get the full story when it comes out ... will also be interesting to see how West Coke Eagles deal with too :D

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« 2007-Oct-19, 03:54 PM Reply #1 »
Claims that a drug charge against sacked West Coast Eagle Ben Cousins will be dropped could be confirmed during a Western Australian Police media conference later today.

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« 2008-Nov-18, 08:09 PM Reply #2 »
Ben Cousin has been let back into the AFL, but will be drug tested regularly,

How long can he go before running off the rails again ?

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« 2008-Nov-18, 08:29 PM Reply #3 »
A great ambassador for the sport don't you think (not).  Young kids of both sex look up to their stars is Cousins is one of them, I can't believe athe ARL would allow this.   

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« 2008-Nov-18, 09:35 PM Reply #4 »
All sports are the same these days Westie. They deal with what becomes public, and then try and manage it there after, what doesn't become public doesn't have to be managed.

Cousins was outed. Plenty in all sports have the same problem. Plenty of mail to suggest a few very high profile (and lessor profile) AFL players have tested positive for the same drug through the last few yrs, all well known to the AFL, but well managed in house, deliberately, and not in public - they call it damage control (if it doesn't get to the public it doesn't damage the image or sponsors).

The ARL had a very high profile Australian player test positive a few yrs ago, who was then directed (told) as to how long he would be out of the game and it was his (and manager and club) call as to what what injury he'd come up with for the media. Another ex Australian player who these days has a very high profile in the media who tested positive to steroids, was tapped on the shoulder by the ARL following the test and soon there after retired "due to injury".

It's the same with salary cap rorting and alike, in any code. The managing bodies always like to try and manage any such problems in house, as opposed to it ever hitting the media and them having to move to damage control. Have the ARL ever exposed salary cap rorting? No. How were the Bulldogs exposed - a "used" and unhappy sponsor who had been a party to paying players overs (in addition to their declared payments) who had been over looked for a major development contract went (cryed) to the media. In between the ARL tried to lean on the media (Fairfax) to go quite on the story.

It's all political, business / corporate management at its best. No game is any different to another. And today, unfortunately drugs are common place with all out youth, not just sporting players. It's a problem society has to somehow deal with, not just the sporting bodies.

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« 2008-Nov-20, 10:24 PM Reply #5 »
Lol .... at the latest,

The AFL where going to do a hair test on Ben Cousins to test for drugs, reason being it is more accurate int that it can pick up for a longer period drug use.

What does Cousins do .... shaves his head .... lol

Please, why give somebody another chance when they really aren't interested in doing the right thing ::)

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« 2008-Nov-21, 10:53 AM Reply #6 »
Well Magic, I'd assume that body can be used with just as much accuracy... wonder if he'll remove that too?

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« 2008-Nov-21, 11:05 AM Reply #7 »
I think the point of hair Bolt_Babe is it is like growth rings in trees, it provides a history.

As far as I know hair is the only way to test for changes to the body because the traces stay in the hair, I don't believe there is any where else that the body can do that

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« 2008-Nov-21, 11:16 AM Reply #8 »
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Did you see the ABC1 program last night about hair.

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« 2008-Nov-21, 11:25 AM Reply #9 »
Glad to see the Brisbane sponsors standing up and saying that they don't want Cousins here.  Hope they win out.

Be hard enough for Voss in his first year without having to worry about this bloke.

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« 2008-Nov-21, 12:09 PM Reply #10 »
sorry Magic, I meant body hair.. ooops lol

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« 2008-Nov-21, 12:17 PM Reply #11 »
Needs to be of considerable length BB, can't remember if they said 3cm long or 3 inches, wouldn't have been a problem with my back hairs ... lol

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Did you see the ABC1 program last night about hair.

No mate, what was it about ?

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« 2008-Nov-21, 05:11 PM Reply #12 »
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No mate, what was it about ?

HAIR

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« 2008-Nov-21, 05:12 PM Reply #13 »
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No mate, what was it about ?

HAIR

Lol ... no I gather that, was it about drug testing using hair what I meant  :embarrassed:

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« 2008-Nov-21, 06:00 PM Reply #14 »
How do you drug test hair ?.  No it's was about all types of occupations involved with hair: hairdressers, morticians, forensics etc.

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« 2008-Nov-21, 06:04 PM Reply #15 »
They test the hair for traces of prohibited substances, T

The reason being hair, is that the traces stay there for much longer .... I think they tested Pharlaps hair just recently for traces of Arsenic didn't they ??
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« 2008-Nov-29, 10:44 PM Reply #16 »
Is this guy going to get a game

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« 2008-Nov-29, 10:49 PM Reply #17 »
They certainly did Magic.  In fact from memory, they suggested that he did die from Arsenic poisoning as there was a lethal concentration of Arsenic to be in his hair.


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