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  1. DGameguy

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    Just heard on the 6:00 am Sportsflash that an Albany newspaper is reporting that Rodney received HGH a week before the divisional playoff game against Tennessee and continued to call and place orders since then.

    While he still may have been using the HGH to recover from injuries/the season, didn't he say he used it just to recover from this recent injury?
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    Is this Eric Mangini? Careless post. Maybe you should look up his statement before you ask such a pointed and damning question.

    "This is Rodney Harrison and I am basically here to let you all know that tomorrow the commissioner will announce I have been suspended by the NFL for violating the league policy on banned substances. That suspension will be four games. I want to make it clear that not once did I ever use steroids. I did admit to the commissioner that I did in fact use a banned substance. My purpose was never to gain a competitive edge. Rather my use was solely for the purpose of accelerating the healing process of injuries I sustained while playing football."

    That's right, 'injuries he sustained while playing football'. So to answer you question, NO RODNEY DID NOT LIE.
  3. DGameguy

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    ooo the EM word. sorry it seems like that happened so long ago. I was personally surprised he had been using for that long. excuuuuse me.
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    Boston Herald has a article on it, I guess its a case it is what it is....
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    1. the story cites "unnamed sources"
    2. No time frame was given in Rodney's statement or the NFL's.

    Mods can we move this to our new Media craze section?
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    It's unfortunate Rodney is a cheater, it really is. It's unfortunate Belichick broke the rules about videotaping on the sideline. It does suck that all this is being piled on at once. But, honestly, what ******* difference does the credibility of the fans have to do with winning on the field? You're a schmuck who just enjoys attempting to rile up a group of people you don't even know. You are as mature as a third grader, and that might be a compliment.
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    Until there is a named source, I consider this just another lie from a New Yorker. Can't wait for that Rudy vs. Hillary Presidential race. That should be a Pinocchio-fest.
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    I don't see how anyone can say for sure that Rodney didn't lie concerning the illegal substance abuse. Just for the simple reason he got caught in the first place. Now, there is a story out of Syracuse that he had a prior purchase. We are supposed to ignore this news due to the fact it is coming out of NY? To say he absolutely did not lie is just a little too much of the home town discount. I don't know one way or the other, but wouldn't a Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement be located in NY's state capitol. I hope its a false rumor, but I don't take a football players word as the absolute truth, even if its that of a New England Patriot.
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    I love the title of this thread. How about "Did Rodney stop beating his wife?" That would be even more dramatic.

    As to the rest of the "story', just a piece of crap and adds nothing to what has already been known.
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    Once one is established by Ian.
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    According to the story, he started buying them just before the AFC Divisional game against Tennessee.

    http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=622561


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    If this is true, i'm glad Rodney was juiced before facing the Carolina Panthers in Sb 38, whose entire offensive line was later suspended/released/investigated for using Steroids in the weeks leading up to the SB. Maybe #37 knew what he was up against, and took the necessary measures.

    Those are only the ones currently known. We know Julius Peppers was suspended for 4 games for performace enhancement as well.

    http://www.cbc.ca/story/sports/national/2006/08/28/panthers-steroids.html
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    You know, who cares at this point. So much has happened over the last month, this is nothing. Maybe he was always hurt !
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    Given the HGH flap and his recent injury history and increasing age, this will likely be Rodney's last year with the Patriots.
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    I was thinking if he was on the stuff during the Super Bowl, it didn't help him much since he got hurt: the whole point of taking the stuff.
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    That's how I feel about it. With people seemingly trying to bring the whole franchise down, I would shrug if I heard the whole team was juiced up. Whatever. F*ck them all and win it all this year. I don't care about anything else now.
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    All of this is really f*cking sad, guys. Take a breath and get out of homer mode for ten seconds.

    My love for the NFL has taken a serious hit this year so far.

    /whine over
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    When you step back and put in context, it's not sad at all. I'm fine with it, and "moving on", to quote a great american historical figure.
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    Oooohhhh, you got a laff outta me on that one!!!
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    It's called growing up, a loss of naiveté. Rodney is most certainly not the only Patriot taking PEDs, nor across the NFL.

    In all seriousness, what you should do is re-examine how sanctimonious you have been with so many others in sport. That's the real lesson here.

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