Corey Knebel, the University of Texas closer, was suspended for this weekend’s series against Kansas State, and Cameron Cox, a sophomore pitcher, was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. According to the Austin American-Statesman, that suspension was because Knebel substituted his own urine for a teammate so that his teammate could pass a drug test.
There appears to a be a pissing contest over the specifics of the drug test. The Austin American-Statesman says that the teammate was trying to avoid detection over Adderall and that Knebel was “trying to help out a friend.” The Dallas Morning News says that it was actually Adderall that came back positive in the test, triggering the events that led to finding the urine swap. This is because Knebel has a prescription and an exemption, but the teammate did not. When pressed, the teammate admitted that it was not his sample. Regardless of the underlying results, the lesson, as always, is never cross the streams.
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