Texas Pitcher Gives Buddy Urine for Drug Test, Results Are as You Would Expect

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterMay 6, 2013

June 12, 2011; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns pitcher Corey Knebel (29) pitches against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the ninth inning of the Austin super regional game at Disch-Falk Field. Texas beat Arizona State 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports
Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Friends don't let friends use urine laced with Adderall. 

The Austin American-Statesman brings us the classic tale of one teammate allowing another to use his urine to pass a drug test, only to have said friend fail the test because of Adderall taken for Attention Deficit Disorder. 

I guess you could say the Adderall was ineffective. 

Longhorns pitcher Corey Knebel was suspended Friday because he willingly substituted his urine sample to protect a teammate from failing a drug test, a source with knowledge of the situation told the American-Statesman.

The Dallas Morning News (h/t Deadspin) has more on two teammates who thought they had the perfect plan to thwart a looming drug test. 

The test came back positive when Adderall — which Knebel is prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder — was found in the urine. Adderall is banned by the NCAA.

According to a source, after being pressed multiple times about why he failed the drug test, the teammate, who isn’t prescribed Adderall, admitted to Texas that the urine was Knebel’s.

Something tells me this is the last time Knebel does a solid for the yet to be named teammate, and we certainly hope it is. 

As the report issues, this is the second suspension for Knebel this season. He was, "sent home from Texas’ series at Kansas on April 12 for a violation of team rules."

When The Dallas Morning News tried to get clarification about this particular suspension, the team was just as vague as they were in April. An official for the program got back to them with a text that read, "I can only say that Corey was suspended by Texas for a violation of team rules."

And so we rely on sources close to the situation that ill-advised urine favors were at the heart of the issue here. 

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The report does point out Knebel's pitching has been far better than his decision making. The junior who is hoping to be reinstated as early as Monday has eight saves on the season.

Back in his freshman season, he was voted Stopper of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. 

Just a few short years later, he is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Let this be a lesson to you young athletes out there—keep your pee to yourself. 

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