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Chinese have better civil rights than Duck athletes

From the official organ of the Communist Party of China: 

BEIJING, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) — Former NBA player Marcus Williams has been tested positive for marijuana to record the first doping case in China’s professional basketball league, the national basketball governing body announced on Monday.
Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) said in a statement that the point guard, playing for Shanxi, was banned for six months and the club was fined 10,000 yuan (about 1,500 U.S. dollars) following his positive test on Dec. 9. “We should learn from this lesson, to conduct more tests, to improve our regulations. We won’t tolerate doping,” it said in the statement.

Oregon’s new policy? 

Positive Test Results Sanctions 

(1) The director of athletic medicine, the athletic director, the head coach, and other appropriate personnel shall review a positive test result and shall, bearing in mind the type of drugs identified, the recency of use, and the medical, safety and performance-enhancing effects of the use, formulate an appropriate program for the student-athlete. Such program shall include abstention from further use and periodic retesting and may include counseling, reduced playing time, and withdrawal from drills, scrimmages, or competitions. The program shall also describe potential sanctions for repeated use or abuse of substances for which tests are conducted. However, a student-athlete may be dismissed from the team and lose all athletic financial aid, beginning with the next academic term after a single positive test result.

The Fourth Amendment?

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


  1. Anonymous 01/05/2013

    Come on uomatters, you’re better than this…

    • UO Matters 01/05/2013

      No, I’m not.

    • Anonymous 01/05/2013

      What, the fourth amendment troubles you?

    • Anonymous 01/05/2013

      Well then pony up and file a lawsuit on behalf of these student-athlete’s fourth amendment constitutional rights. My guess is you’d be better off spending it on scotch.

  2. Anonymous 01/05/2013

    Never, ever, ever embarrass Chunk Belly. Especially in front of the world through SI.

  3. Anonymous 01/05/2013

    The bureaucratization of ethics is alive and well in Oregon, where political contributions are unlimited but paid lunches must be publicly disclosed (and ignored by the public).

  4. Anonymous 01/06/2013

    The U of O babies athletes. They are pampered, wooed & given expensive free ride scholarships.
    These measures listed as “hand slaps”…. as they all but stop short of wiring the behinds of athletes. Their previous “look the other way” approach was garbage.
    The athletic department should not be able to ignore campus wide student code of ethics, just because they have a prized sports player.
    They do the athletes no favors by letting them use drugs, and frankly, the community does not want athletes driving under the influence at more than double the speed limit.
    “We smoked it all”, and or “I was asleep, I don’t know nothin” should not be acceptable responses. Chip Kelly was a failure in that regard.
    Athletes are told up front what the deal is re testing & be able to pass muster.
    In the real world, most people have to endure drug tests just for a desk or clerk job.

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