Tag Archives: Deer antler spray

Nov
12
2015

The best and worst part about lawsuits is that in most cases the filings pertaining to the matter are made public record. So, it’s often not hard to find the sometimes juicy paperwork and court documents related to the case (which includes material that those involved may not want everyone perusing).

Well, as you may recall, Vijay Singh is suing the PGA Tour for exposing him to “public humiliation and ridicule” during the investigation and for failure to conduct a thorough job on researching deer antler spray use, which Singh admitted to taking in a story published on SI.com in 2013. He revealed he had taken deer antler spray, which apparently contains IGF-1, a banned substance on the PGA Tour and other major sports leagues as set forth by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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May
9
2013
Tiger Woods Y'all!

Tiger Woods Y’all!

While conditions firmed up and a mild breeze blew through TPC Sawgrass, there were still plenty of low scores in the afternoon wave of The Players Championship, but no one came close to touching Roberto Castro’s nine-under 63 — his lead of three remains safe heading into Friday.

Tiger Woods, who hasn’t traditionally fared well consistently here, opened with a solid five-under 67. With the exception of a fatted chip on the 18th that led to a bogey, Woods’ scrambling was exceptional and he only needed 24 putts. He missed in favorable spots that resulted in good up-and-downs, but strangely, he didn’t make a putt over six feet (because those darn greens were so crusty!).

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May
8
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Singh sues

Singh admitted he used deer antler spray and it’s the Tour’s fault? 

As expected, TPC Sawgrass was buzzing with the news of Vijay Singh, who filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour on Wednesday, the day before its flagship event, The Players Championship. It was a surprising turn of events since the Tour had cleared Singh of any wrongdoing last week, and the timing couldn’t have been any better — by better, I mean, worse.

Singh’s complaint purports the Tour’s action resulted in the Hall of Fame golfer to be “humiliated, ashamed, ridiculed, scorned and emotionally distraught.” (You can read the full complaint here.) He also claims the Tour acted unlawfully in the handling of the testing of the deer antler spray that Singh used. 

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May
8
2013
Call my lawyer

Call my lawyer

Oh, this keeps getting better! A week after the PGA Tour let Vijay Singh off the hook for doping charges, the 50-year-old Hall of Fame golfer filed suit against the Tour for damage to his reputation for failure to do a thorough job on researching his deer antler spray use, according to USA Today.

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Apr
30
2013
Singh: Oh deer!

Singh: Oh deer!

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem announced in a press conference at Quail Hollow Golf Club on Tuesday that Vijay Singh would not be suspended for using deer antler spray and the case against Singh has now been dropped.

In a Sports Illustrated article earlier this year, Singh revealed he had taken the substance, which contains IGF-1,a banned substance on the PGA Tour and other major sports leagues as set forth by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Subsequently, he released a statement that expressed his shock and anger, along with his ignorance it was prohibited.

Singh admitted he had used deer antler spray unknowingly, but there wasn’t a positive drug test, so he is in the clear. Basically, while IGF-1 is illegal, it is not a violation unless you test positive — even though there is no way of detecting the substance through blood testing.

Here’s the full statement from the PGA Tour:

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Apr
28
2013
The Shark calls out golf and drugs

The Shark wants stricter drug testing standards in golf

Greg Norman called out golf’s anti-doping procedure and implied the problem in the game goes beyond, say, Vijay Singh using deer-antler spray.

“You only have to look at what happened to Vijay Singh just recently to know the drugs issue is there,” Norman told The Australian on Monday.

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Feb
7
2013
Oh my goodness: Deer antler spray is a banned substance?!? I plead ignorance.

Oh my goodness: Deer antler spray is a banned substance?!? I plead ignorance.

In light of admitting to using deer antler spray that may contain IGF-1, a banned substance, Vijay Singh and PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem met on Wednesday afternoon at Pebble Beach.

According to GolfChannel.com, a member of Singh’s management team described reviews of the meeting as “mixed,” but wouldn’t elaborate further. 

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Jan
30
2013

I know I should know better and use Word instead of WordPress to write my posts, but old habits die hard. The internet timed out and I just lost the last hour’s worth of work–which is always fun–but it’s my own fault. Anyway! It was a busy yet fun (and kind of weird) day on Wednesday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Above, you can watch the #WUPHangout that I did earlier this evening. What did we talk about?

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Jan
29
2013
Deer in headlights

Deer in headlights!

Vijay Singh, known for his intense work ethic on the golf course and in the gym, is one of the athletes who have used a banned substance from a two-man company run in the back of a gym in Alabama called S.W.A.T.S. — Sports With Alternatives to Steroids, according to a fascinating Sports Illustrated story.

Christopher Key and Mitch Ross sell products like deer antler spray, hologram chips and “negatively charged” water that claim to help enhance an athlete’s performance. The deer antler spray contains IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor), a “natural anabolic hormone that stimulates muscle growth,” which is banned by the NCAA and every major pro league. 

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