The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is backup Miami Dolphin runningback Sammy Morris. Morris gets the award for his getting suspeneded for 4 football games due to his violating the NFL drug policy. According to sources, Morris tested positive for ephedrine but the RB is claiming its due to his taking sudafed.
The sudeafed excuse. So original, NOT! Morris is just another loser who can't succeed by the rules and thinks cheating is alright. It isn't as some athletes like Barry Bonds and Marion Jones are finding out. They aren't champs, but disgraces and all their records all meaningless now for we know the truth.
Miami Dolphin runningback Sammy Morris is today's knucklehead of the day.
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DAVIE — Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown said he vividly remembers when teammate Sammy Morris began taking Sudafed, a substance banned by the NFL, in October.
But, as Brown also recalls, Morris' reason for taking the over-the-counter medicine had nothing to do with trying to gain an edge on the field. Instead, Brown said, the explanation was much simpler.
"He was sick," Brown said Friday. "He did take Sudafed. I can vouch for that. I remember when it first happened. He came to me, complaining for a couple days that he had been sick."
According to two league sources, Morris tested positive for the banned substance ephedrine, which is not found in Sudafed. But the fact that psuedoephrine, the active substance in Sudafed, was not found in Morris' sample just 12 hours after the medicine was given to him by the Dolphins' training staff was one of the main points of Morris' appeal.
Attorney David Cornwell, who represents Morris, says the laboratory used by the NFL could not distinguish between ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, and that it incorrectly interpreted Morris' pseudoephedrine levels as ephedrine.
In any event, Morris recently learned the same lesson that suspended running back Ricky Williams learned when his appeal was denied in January: Using a banned substance, no matter how innocently, brings consequences.
"It was a crazy situation," said linebacker Channing Crowder, whose locker is close to Morris'. "It wasn't just (Morris) going out to take some stuff to better his performance."
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