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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001060.txt from 2002/06

From: "Kevin Callahan" <kionon@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Explanation requested
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 17:58:52 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Hobby" <jhobby@-----.net>
Subject: [kl] Explanation requested

> >The real thought process, IMHO, is
> >that the schools want desperately to test the athletes; but test cases
have
> >shown that singling out the athletes is a form of prohibited
> discrimination.
>
> Of course, our school athletes are already tested. However, the coaches
> (allegedly) know when the test is going to be given, since they actually
> take the sample, and there are several of the JV and middle school
athletes
> who are (allegedly) able to provide an emergency supply of clean test
> sample. One of the football players has a very interesting juvenile rap
> sheet, violent charges, as well as drug sales. He shows up at school
> (allegedly) stoned out of his mind, and the teachers (allegedly) just look
> the other way, since it's (allegedly) not healthy to interfere with a
> winning program, since anyone who cares to comment on it stands a chance
of
> (allegedly) being "put up against the wall."

It's always fun why that happens (allegedly, of course). I haven't seen it
with drug testing, though I have seen it with other forms of misbehavior.
Still, I have to say this doesn't surprise me one bit.

Kevin Callahan

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