Archives for May2010

Landis’s accusations may not be the only trouble for Armstrong

From Sports Illustrated:

In a series of recent e-mails to cycling officials and sponsors, Floyd Landis accused 17 other riders — most notably seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong — of doping or complicity in doping. All of the accused parties either declined to address or denied outright Landis’s allegations.

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Steroids Sold to High School Students: Undercover Steroid Sting

The police in Georgia just busted a steroid ring that was selling steroids (drugs) to high school students.  And, now they’ve learned that this may be going on right across the State of Georgia!

When we’ve called some of the schools in the area to try to schedule one of our Hoot’s Chalk Talk eductional programs, we’re met by local school officials who push back telling us that “we don’t have a steroid problem in our school.  Go to the next school, THEY are the ones with the problem!”

Readers, one of our most difficult challenges as an organization is to motivate our educators to recognize that our children need to be educated on the dangers of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs.  And, that a school principal or superintendent doesn’t have to “admit” that they have a problem in their school before inviting us in to enlighten their students about these drugs.… Continue Reading...

Landis Admits Doping; Claims Lance Armstrong Also Used

Ultimately, the truth seems to always have a way of coming out on the subject of doping.  No matter what the evidence, almost all of these drug abusers all seem to take the route of denial.  Remember Raphael Palmiero’s finger-waving denial before the Congress in 2005?

In addition to sending terrible signals to our kids about how they used drugs to get to the top of their sport, just think about the signals that they send to our kids when they get caught: “whatever you do, lie to the authorities and to the public until you have no other alternative.”

Listen carefully to Landis in his own words:  “I don’t feel guilty at all about having doped,” Landis told ESPN.com.Continue Reading...

Taylor Hooton Award Presented to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig

Thursday, May 13, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:          Rob Housman

                        Book Hill Partners

                        O) 202-289-3636; C) 202-486-5874

                        rhousman@bookhillpartners.com

 

TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION HONORS COMMISSIONER SELIG

Awarded First "Taylor's Award"


The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today that Baseball Commissioner Allan H.

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Taylor Hooton Award Presented to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:          Rob Housman

                        Book Hill Partners

                        O) 202-289-3636; C) 202-486-5874

                        rhousman@bookhillpartners.com

 

TAYLOR HOOTON FOUNDATION HONORS COMMISSIONER SELIG

Awarded First "Taylor's Award"


The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today that Baseball Commissioner Allan H.Continue Reading...

Cushing could lose Defensive Rookie of the Year award

Using steroids in sports is not only dangerous, it is cheating.  Parents and coaches, this example of Brian Cushing being caught for using steroids and putting at risk his Rookie of the Year Award in the NFL makes an excellent opportunity to talk to your kids about Peformance Enhancing Drugs.  Read this article and take a moment at the dinner table sometime this week to remind your student athlete about the price that then can pay if they use steroids.… Continue Reading...

The first recipient: Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig

"I'm extremely proud to present the first Taylor's Award to Commissioner Bud Selig, who has been the single largest supporter of the Foundation's efforts to educate young people about the dangers of appearance and performance-enhancing drugs," said Don Hooton, Taylor's father, who serves as President of the Taylor Hooton Foundation. "Without the support of the Commissioner and the Clubs throughout Major League Baseball, we would not be able to carry on with our vital work."

"Under Commissioner Selig's leadership, Major League Baseball has singularly dedicated more resources to supporting anti-steroid educational programs than any other entity in the United States, including those in the federal government.… Continue Reading...

THF Opinion Piece

Drug use used to be a fast track to a diminished life-get high, sit on the couch, tune out, fail out, drop out.  No longer.  Faced with extraordinary pressure to excel in school, work, sports and social life, lots of people, in particular kids, are turning to drugs to gain an edge.  We have drugs that can make you bigger, faster, stronger, more focused, thinner, more virile, less nervous, comfortable speaking in public, the list seems endless.  However, all these advantages come with serious health risks and raise profound ethical issues for American society.Continue Reading...

Oregon Cops: Using Steriods and Carrying Guns!!!! (A Dangerous Combination)

Cops using steriods and a police chief covering for them!  The more we look at steriod usage among the police forces, the more engrained the behavior appears to be.

In this case, it wasn’t just the cops, this bust involved fire and rescue personnel, corrections officers, and university security staff.

PARENTS, is anyone reading this series of articles is column surprised any more that our kids are getting the message that it’s “OKAY” for them to use anabolic steroids?  Heck, it looks like all of the local public services officers in some communities may be involved with these drugs.… Continue Reading...

Cop resigns after steroid use

As we travel the country, we teach kids and adults that the steroids they are buying in the gym or over the Internet do not come out of pharmaceutical companies.  Rather, they come out of someone’s garage!

This is exactly the case uncovered in a recent bust in Moore, OK.

Want to learn what a “real” steroid lab looks like?  Take a look a this video: http://www.newsok.com/multimedia/video/82089379001

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Three Moore residents were arrested on felony complaints after authorities raided a home-based steroids lab, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control spokesman Mark Woodward said.
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