All 13 Hospitalized Iowa Football Players Test Negative For Illegal Drugs

Drug tests for the 13 hospitalized Iowa football players have reportedly come back clean. The players haven't yet been released, but there's one of many possible causes for the widespread collapse off the board:

The tests were issued at the behest of doctors at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to help determine causes of the muscle and kidney ailment that brought the players to the hospital. Cocaine and other amphetamines are known to exacerbate cases of rhabdomyolysis, the condition that likely befell the players after intense offseason workouts in the last week.

The test results do not rule out the possibility that over-the-counter supplements might have played a role in the players’ poor health.

Suppose the school will have to go back to calling them lazy now, no?

Elsewhere in the saga, Iowa has set a 90-day timeline for an investigation into the incident, and SB Nation's Black Heart Gold Pants has some harsh words for the Hawkeyes' SID.

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