It is irresponsible and shows a lack of integrity for anyone to disclose medical information regardless of how it was gathered,” Mathieu said. “I would expect that conversations regarding my drug testing history during the course of my medical treatment would be private. LSU has a strong drug testing program and LSU went to great lengths to help me in my treatment and recovery. I understand that many people enjoy reading about the negative side of sports, but to publish those second-hand comments without being given a chance to address that comment prior to the publication of the article is irresponsible.
- Former LSU player Tyrann Mathieu issues statement in response to USA Today story.
College Football HOF and former USC running back Ricky Bell was born on this day in 1955. Died at the age of 29 due to a heart failure in 1984, caused by dermatomyositis.
College Football Hall of Fame and former Cal QB and coach Joe Kapp celebrating his 74th birthday today. Kapp is also enshrined in the Canadiean Football Hall of Fame and is one of the CFL’s Top 50 players of all time.
Kapp is the only player to have played in a Rose Bowl, Super Bowl and a Grey Cup and is one of the few players ever to be traded in a transaction between a CFL and NFL team, sending him from the BC Lions to the Minnesota Vikings.
Following his career as a player, Kapp appeared in a number of TV shows and movies, including Two-Minute Warning and The Longest Yard. In 1982 he was hired by his alma mater as head coach and was voted Pac-10 Coach of the Year in his first season on the job.
The first ever Heisman Trophy winner, Jay Berwanger of Chicago, was born on this day in 1914. First overall pick of 1936 NFL Draft, never played professionally. also left a scar on Michigan’s Gerald Ford under the future president’s left eye during a game.
Happy birthday to former Cal and San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl RB Chuck Muncie, born on this day in 1953.
The great Ray Nitschke in his playing days at Illinois. Nitschke passed away at the age of 61 on this day in 1998.