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Ephedra was not the cause in this case but still got a mention. This was on Golf Digest site today, not nice but an interesting way to report it.

No ephedra found in supplement taken by Beighle

Associated Press

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (March 14) – The PGA Tour caddie who collapsed during the first round of the Honda Classic will spend a second night in the hospital.

David Beighle, caddie for Neal Lancaster, dropped to the ground Thursday while walking from the 18th green to the No. 1 tee.

Lancaster said the 6-foot, 260-pound Beighle had been taking a diet supplement. But Lancaster said Beighle told him the supplement did not contain ephedra, which was partly to blame for the heatstroke death of Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler last month.

“The doctor said the diet pill had no effect on him,” Lancaster said Friday. “He said it was a balance of diet, dehydration and bad foods. It’s a combination of the fast life of the PGA Tour for 14 years. That’s basically what got him. … It was a bad diet, too much alcohol, too much food, bad food and 47 years old. He actually had a little mini-stroke.”

abridged.

Fast food, terrible nutrition, lazy ass mofo’s…

Welcome to America, land of the free, home of the FAT!!!

But I’m sure he must have taken ephedra sometime in his life. And that time probably caused this. Damn ephedra. Damn you to hell!

No, here’s another article to piss you off. From USA Today on Friday. It was opinion peice, but goes to show how they will manipulate anything to be sensationalistic. Quotes:

“immediately ban ephedra and other killer substances”

“Broward County medical examiner Dr. Joshua Perper confirmed Thursday that the diet supplement ephedra was partly responsible for the heatstroke death …”

but then goes on to say:

“Speculation is over. Ephedra helped kill Bechler. Period.”

That’s funny. Could’ve sworn that you just wrote a paragraph ago that the doctor himself said PARTLY. But nope, it was 100% ephedra.

“If ephedra can be banned by the NFL, the NCAA (news - web sites) and the U.S. Olympic Committee, why not baseball?”

I don’t know … cause they’re smarter than the other sports and realize that atheletes are adults who can make their own decisions?