Atlanta Hawks New Head Coach Arrested For DUI

Atlanta Hawks New Head Coach Arrested For DUIThe Atlanta Hawks tabbed former San Antonio Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer to be their new head coach back in May, but his tenure with the organization has gotten off to a rocky start to say the least. He was arrested for DUI early Thursday morning, according to Zach Klein of WSB-TV in Atlanta.

‘Taillight violation’

WSB-TV is reporting that a Georgia State Patrol trooper pulled Budenholzer over for having no taillights. After the trooper smelled alcohol, however, he administered a field sobriety test and ultimately decided to arrest Budenholzer, who reportedly refused to take a breathalyzer test.

According to a spokesperson for the Atlanta City Jail, Budenholzer was charged with DUI as well as a taillight violation, and he was released on $1,524 bond at 3:45 a.m. ET on Thursday morning.


‘Under the influence of drugs’

According to MyFoxAtlanta.com, in addition to the aforementioned charges, Budenholzer has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs, driving under the influence of multiple substances, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and having an alcohol concentration exceeding 0.08 grams at any time within three hours of driving.

Budenholzer spent 16 years as an assistant with the Spurs under Gregg Popovich, winning four NBA championships during his tenure. Budenholzer has never served as a head coach at the professional level, but he was a highly sought-after candidate this offseason.  It’s entirely possible that Budenholzer has already ruined his big break, however.

How will this arrest affect Mike Budenholzer’s career as the new head coach of the Atlanta Hawks? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with us via the comment box below!

Source: Mike Chiari | Bleacher Report

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Peptides Linked To Death Of Rugby Player

Peptides Linked To Death Of Rugby PlayerPeptides were blamed for the recent death of an Australian rugby league player and were on the Biogenesis lists linked to the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez. Peptides are known to work and be readily available, in the bodybuilding community at least.  Simply put, these drugs could be killers, and expansion of their usage is a serious concern.

‘Banned list’

For most in the United States, the first sighting of these kinds of substances came in the documents leaked from Biogenesis, the Miami “anti-aging” clinic alleged to have provided banned performance enhancers to big-name MLB players like A-Rod and Melky Cabrera.

Unlike HGH, which has been around for decades, or drugs like CERA or SARMs that came out of pharmacological testing, the particular peptides in question here are not being used for any approved medical treatments. And no American professional sport has them specified on a banned list (though catch-all language could make them a banned substance). Under these circumstances, any testing on these types of peptides has not been a publicized priority.


‘Hard to detect’

Anthony Roberts has been on the leading edge of performance-enhancing drugs for the past decade. As the author of Anabolic Steroids: Ultimate Research Guide, Roberts has his pulse on both the steroid underground and the drugs that are trickling into the mainstream.

Roberts noted that the authorities and governing bodies have noted the presence of the peptides, but that public consciousness of the issue lags. There’s a problem with drugs coming into public consciousness. Once these peptides become more familiar, more and more people will try it, just as happened with anabolic steroids and HGH.

Why should peptides be getting everyone’s attention? Because they work, because there are signs they are becoming more popular and because anti-doping efforts can’t afford to lag too far behind doping efforts. An effective, dangerous substance that’s hard to detect? That’s a major problem for sports and for those committed to keeping sports drug-free.

How widely used are peptides among athletes? Feel free to comment on this sports issue!

Source: Will Carroll, Bleacher Report

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