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Syracuse Has A Pawn To Play In Drug Case

As you may have heard, Syracuse is in a bit of hot water over some failed drug tests involving the basketball team. The story originally broke through Yahoo! Sports. least 10 players since 2001 have tested positive for a banned recreational substance or substances. The sources said all 10 of those players were allowed to practice and play at times when they should have been suspended by the athletic department, including instances when some players may not have known of their own ineligibility.

Now I don't know about anyone else, but when I think early 2000's and Syracuse, one name comes to mind. Greg Robinson. And really, as far as pawns go I can't think of an easier target. Think about it, the man never did anything positive at Syracuse, outside of beating Louisville. He brought in a Hookah Bar owner to play linebacker. He constantly fumbled his words in press conferences. And well, there's this video...


Syracuse probably doesn't have much to worry about anyway since none of the players that tested positive are current members of the team. But blaming the whole thing on Robinson makes perfect sense. He was an authority figure in the athletic department with questionable means and motives. He consistently underperformed in his time at the university. Any PR department worth their salt could easily spin this toward Robinson. It's what George Tenet would call, "a slam dunk."