Allonzo Trier, a perspective athlete with a bright future has been suspended by NCAA because of traces of Ostarine in his system.
This is the same drug that Trier has ingested inadvertently a few years ago. The amount of Ostarine that was detected in Trier system was minuscule, said the UA. But what exactly is Ostarine and how did it get in Trier`s system? And what does future holds for Arizona Wildcats star?
What is Ostarine?
Ostarine is a selective androgen receptor modulator, in short SARMS. This drug is used to treat osteoporosis and for combating muscle degradation in the elderly people. The drug was banned by The World Anti-Doping Agency in 2008 because based on their research, Ostarine can produce similar effects to anabolic steroids. In the last few years, WADA had reported an increase of positive test for Ostarine. They say that most athletes obtain this substance through black-market channels.
Where Can We Find Ostarine?
Ostarine is not approved in the U.S by FDA, which means that doctors won`t (and can`t) prescribe this drug to their patients. The only known way to obtain it is through the internet and black-market channels.
In October of this year, FDA has issued warning letters to Infantry Labs, LLC, IronMagLabs and Panther Sports Nutrition because of their distribution of products that contain SARMs, also including Ostarine. Not only that they were selling an Illegal performance-enhancing drug, but the drugs were labeled as dietary supplements.
How Did Ostarine End Up In Trier`s System?
So, how did Ostarine ended up in Trier`s system? In 2016, Trier`s stepfather gave Trier a drink which was mixed with Ostarine, said Trier`s attorney, Steve Thompson to Yahoo Sports. In the past, they refused to say which drug has prompted the positive test or who gave him the drug. The only info that they gave was that it was given to him by someone who was “misguided.”
In his defense, Trier told the NCAA that he has consumed the drink without knowing what was in it or if someone did temper with it. Luckily, governing body gave him a pass, they ruled that he would be able to play once the drug was out of his system. Trier was finally back on the court for the game against the UCLA in Jan. 21, 2017 and they won. He continued to pass the drug tests throughout the rest of the 2016-2017 season and most of this ongoing season. But unfortunately now Trier is facing the same problem.
Why Trier Can`t Play Again?
Traces of the Ostarine have appeared in a drug test that Trier took late last month. But the UA has appealed to the NCAA because the amount of the drug in Trier`s system was equivalent to a half dozen grains of sand in multiple Olympic-style swimming pools. That amount is just not enough to give Trier the advantage in the game. Trier`s attorney said for Yahoo that NCAA`s decision to suspend Trier again over such a miniscule amount of Osterine in his system is just mind-boggling.