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University Baseball Player Accused Of Helping Teammate Pass Drug Test

Corey Knebel, a baseball player on a team fielded by the University of Texas, has been suspended from the team because of accusations that he assisted one of his teammates in improperly circumventing a required drug test by supplying his friend with a clean urine sample.  The teammate evidently feared that if he submitted his own urine sample to the mandated drug test that he would test positive for the use of the stimulant Adderall.

That drug has legitimate prescription uses in the treatment of ADHD (attention deficient/hyperactivity disorder)) but its use is barred for participants in college athletic teams. The teammate reportedly did not possession a physician’s prescription for the use of the medication in any event. A prescription for the drug might have entitled the teammate to an exemption from the ban on the drug.

Later news reports on the story indicated that it may have been Knebel who took the drug Adderall, and that his effort to aid his teammate pass the drug screening by giving him a urine sample had the reverse of the intended result. In this version of the incident, the teammate is said to have confessed to the attempt to circumvent the drug test with Knebel’s donated urine. Which of these two stories is the true one is not entirely clear at this point, since university sports officials declined to discuss any aspect of the case whatsoever.

Knebel’s suspension was apparently his second one during this playing season. The other player who he allegedly attempted to help has not been identified by name at this point in time.  At the same time, there were separate news reports that a pitcher on the same team, Cameron Cox, was suspended from paying for unspecified violations of team rules, leading to speculation that he might be the other team player.

Knebel is a well regarded athlete with an earned-run average currently registering at 2.68 and a record of eight saves in 24 games.