Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Baseball Beanpot, latest on Raji and other links

No luck with anything Beanpot related for BC. The baseball team lost to struggling UMass in the opener of the Beanpot. They allowed the Minutemen to score three runs in the final two innings. BC plays Harvard in the consolation game next week.

The Raji parents have now come to B.J.'s defense on the drug test issue. In the Globe Reiss tries to get to the bottom of it all. The confusing part for me is that Raji's agents are now on the offensive saying they haven't heard from the NFL and using the NFL's silence as confirmation that test story was bogus. Yet I've read in a couple of places that the NFL doesn't release the test info to teams until April 20. So they are going around claiming innocence and there is a chance that they could still be burned by an NFL report. I think it is best that they all just take a wait and see and B.J. focuses on his team interviews.

Herzy is on the Lott Trophy watch list.

Softball beat Providence twice on Tuesday.

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At 9:41 AM, Blogger conlonc said...

From what I've read, the agents claim that after checking with the NFL, all those who tested positive were already sent a letter. In addition, BJ tried to contact the doctor in charge of testing. As a rule, the doctor cannot talk to a player unless they test positive. Because the doctor has never returned their phone calls, they are saying they have no knowledge of a failed test and therefore it is rumor until they know. Teams find out later than the players.

They took a safe road and used the right language - I believe they did have to come out and say something. April 20th is just to long to let the issue ferment. They haven't directly said that there's no way he tested positive, so if it turns out that he does, they don't look like fools just that no one informed BJ or them when normal NFL procedure says he should know by now. Now BJ's facebook status is a different story...he took it to the next level.

At 10:39 AM, Blogger eagle1331 said...

I second what Conlonc said, as much as I read of it at least. According to the ESPN article yesterday, Raji's agent only came out with the 2nd defense after the NFL issued a statement saying that the only people they have contacted about the results of the drug tests are the players (and the agents thereof) who tested positive. The NFL, in its statement, said Raji was not one of those players contacted. The wording is strange, but it makes it seem that he's innocent.

At 11:29 AM, Blogger EasyRider said...

Anyone else find it hilarious that we find out if Raji smoked weed on 4/20???

At 12:08 PM, Blogger CT said...


At 12:52 PM, Blogger Erik said...

hilarious might be a strong word. a little "huh." and a head nod might be more in-line.

Their defense is pretty strong and accusational right now, it better hold up.

At 6:08 PM, Blogger matthew said...

nah i'd go with hilarious

At 7:35 PM, Blogger Big Jack Krack said...

Let's start talking about Spring Practice - what have we got? What do we hear? Anything?

This BJ stuff is getting old.

At 11:55 PM, Blogger Ry said...

If it does turn out to be a false rumor, and i think it will, you have to wonder who would be responsible for it. It could be a simple bad-natured attempt to badmouth the guy or it could be something more conspiracy theory-esque. It's like pumping bad press of a company to get the stock to drop so that someone can swoop in and buy cheap. Just can't imagine that would go down in the NFL.


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