Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Couch was juiced

Former No. 1 NFL draft pick Tim Couch had doping regimens that called for anabolic steroids and human growth hormone, according to documents obtained by Yahoo. Yahoo reported Tuesday it had obtained documents from an anonymous source with Couch's name printed across the top that called for extensive use of drugs banned by the league. The Web site identified the source as a former associate of Brian Yusem, a nutritionist in Boca Raton, Fla., who Yahoo said has worked with Couch since January 2006. The documents detail three regimens -- 72-day, 80-day and 55-day programs -- dated Jan. 26, 2006, Sept. 18, 2006 and Nov. 27, 2006. Although Yusem said nothing illegal took place, the source told Yahoo that he saw Couch pick up steroids and HGH, as well as get injected with steroids in Yusem's office.

Couch told Yahoo that he used HGH for about a week, under a doctor's care, in hopes it would help him recover from shoulder surgery. He denied using steroids or any other banned drugs and said he had never seen the documents. Couch was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this month in a last effort to resurrect his career.

Seeing a top pick burn out goes to show these performance enhancers are not miracle drugs. Ryan Leaf had better hope that there are no documents with his name floating around. Otherwise they'd have to put an asterisk next to his 50.0 career QB rating.

1 comment:

Brock Landers said...

Funny he looks like a tall skinny drink of water. What a shmuck.