“While I understand the institution’s empathy for Kolton’s situation, I am surprised the institution would make a request. That surprise stems in part from the fact that Kolton tested positive in subsequent drug tests after his initial sanction, and the Drug Test Appeals Subcommittee did not impose additional sanctions . . . due to the “declining value” argument that supported the conclusion that there was no use of the banned substance. The exit test policy, however, which would require Kolton not to have elevated levels of the banned substance in his system prior to competing against other student-athletes who are competiting clean, is not something that can be appealed because doing so would undermine the purpose of the drug-testing program. . . . The fact remains that Kolton currently hasthe presence of a banned substance in his system and will not be able to participate in NCAA competition until that presence drops to an appropriate threshold.”Dean Wormer dropped the bomb on Kolton Houston. Now, if he'd merely taken a trip to Miami on an agent's dime, then lied about why he was there, but then paid the costs of it back, we'd be in business.
As it is, allowing him to compete against clean student athletes is just unfair. I guess the NCAA views elevated levels of a legally given drug with no further given drugs to be a much, much more serious offense than a father bidding off his son's services.