Hoot’s Corner

Hughes honored to help Hooton end PED use

CINCINNATI — A group that works to eradicate performance-enhancing drugs like steroids in all sports, the Taylor Hooton Foundation actively recruits Major League Baseball players to help spread its message. The foundation announced this weekend that its advisory board of active players reached a record 38 players.

That includes Reds reliever Jared Hughes and outfielder Adam Duvall.… Continue Reading...

Gordon passionate about ‘It’s All Me’ message

KC outfielder spreads word through Taylor Hooton Foundation campaign

MINNEAPOLIS — Four years ago, Royals All-Star and Gold Glove Award-winning outfielder Alex Gordonwas asked if he’d like to be on the advisory board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation. And once again this year, Gordon is proud to take part in the “It’s All Me” campaign.… Continue Reading...

Gardner proud of anti-PED work with Hooton

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Yankees outfielder, along with Walker, Gardner proud of work with Hooton Foundation foundation’s advisory board

NEW YORK — The Taylor Hooton Foundation is widely acknowledged as the leader in the advocacy against appearance- and performance-enhancing substance use by the youth of America, an initiative that both Brett Gardner and Neil Walker stand behind.… Continue Reading...

Semien reps A’s on Hooton board for 3rd year

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OAKLAND — Marcus Semien is proud to be on the advisory board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to educating youth about the dangers of using performance-enhancing drugs. Last week, the foundation announced that its advisory board had reached a record 38 members, all active players across Major League Baseball.… Continue Reading...

SARMs Cause Increasing Number of Positive Drug Tests

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Content reproduced with permission from Drug Free Sport’s 2018 Second Quarter INSIGHT e-newsletter

Lara Gray, MS, RD, CSSD, Senior Director of Education, Drug Free Sport

Since 2014, there has been a significant increase in the number of positive drug tests attributed to selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs). SARMs have a high potential for misuse among athletes due to their anabolic properties offering less side effects typically associated with anabolic androgenic steroids (i.e.… Continue Reading...

Cubs help experts warn kids of PED dangers

Hooton Foundation among organizations at Wrigley clinic

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Jul. 24th, 2018
 
CHICAGO — For many young athletes, questions about performance enhancing drugs and healthy lifestyles are rarely as simple as right or wrong. Teenagers know they shouldn’t be using steroids, but knowing the difference between a helpful supplement and a dangerous or illegal PED can be more difficult.
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The Dangers of Taking Kratom

The popular herb may act like a prescription opioid, and could be addictive

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A new report from the Food and Drug Administration says that the popular herbal substance kratom acts like a prescription-strength opioid. What’s more, the FDA says, kratom has been responsible for at least one death and is suspected of contributing to many others.

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Parent Confessions: I Didn’t Understand the Seriousness of my Son’s Steroid Use

As published in Little League Baseball’s newsletter:

We are a baseball family. I played Little League Baseball® and so did both of my boys. Our oldest son went on the play collegiate baseball and was scouted by several Major League teams, and was Taylor’s idol. Like his older brother, Taylor played Little League and then played on his high school team.  He was a very talented player, and had dreams of pitching in college and one day playing in the pros.Continue Reading...

Elvis Andrus (Rangers) promotes healthy lifestyle to youth

ARLINGTON — The 50 or so prep baseball players who showed up at Globe Life Park on Saturday morning got a crash course in doing things the right way as part of the National PLAY Campaign to promote the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

The main message they got from the likes of Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, head trainer Kevin Harmon and Don Hooton, whose son Taylor committed suicide after using anabolic steroids, was there are no shortcuts to success in baseball.… Continue Reading...

Another Young Man Dies Too Young After Using Anabolic Steroids

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Brandon Emmett Emanuel Char-Lee

Grieving mother brings message to Central Valley bodybuilders

Men and Women were showing off the results of their hard work and discipline at the Fresno classic bodybuilding competition Saturday April 28th.

23-year-old Brandon Char-Lee had been training for the competition as well.

But, he didn’t have the chance to compete he passed away on April 24th

His mother, Carolyn Char Lunger, says his autopsy cited a history of steroid abuse.… Continue Reading...