MeenReen wrote:Seriously guys. I barely even post here, but it's ridiculous how quick you all are to defend Sherm in his appeals process. I get that you want him to win his appeal (so do I), but to defend someone that tested positive just because he is one of the most important cogs on the team is a little homerish (yeah, that's a word). Are you all really saying that you believe that he pinpointed his positive drug test to a time (two months prior) where he drank water out of a teammates water bottle that had crushed up Aderall in it? Do you all remember every sip of water you've taken in the past two months? Why didn't he have his own water? There are people being paid 50k+ to make sure the athletes on the Hawks are hydrated. Why did the other dude feel the need to freebase it? Didn't he try to say it was a player who had a prescription? Would that type of player be crushing it up to get a quicker release into his system?
I applaud the poster who was being realistic.
I believe that Sherman already refuted the "I drank water out of a teammates water bottle theory" publicly, and with how secretive the whole PED process is, any actual assumption of what did or did not happen is speculation.
And for what it's worth, there ARE false positive tests, bad samples, bad handlers. Mistakes DO happen, not often, but enough that no one can "know" that he's "guilty". Did I mention it's all speculation?
Oh, and optimism (homerism!) and realism don't have to be mutually exclusive. They CAN coexist. There's a REAL chance that Sherman is telling the truth, or that the appeal could overturn the ruling and he wouldn't serve his suspension.