In light of the news that the University of Missouri suspended players for Saturday’s tilt with Vanderbilt, I was curious to find out about the SEC drug testing standards for the newest members of the Southeastern Conference. This provided for an opportunity to review the drug testing policies throughout the SEC.
In honor of the Atlanta Braves wild card playoff game today at the inconvenient time of 5:07, here is a strike-by-strike breakdown of how each school in the SEC disciplines a player for getting caught breaking their team drug policies. A warning to baseball purists: Some teams add a blasphemous fourth strike before they will rule a player out.
The Completely (But Accurate) Unofficial SEC Drug Testing RankingsTM
(note: Since there is often differences in first offense and subsequent policies, we have ordered the SEC Drug Testing Rankings by an evaluation of first, second, third offenses comprehensively). If you disagree, comments below!
|School||Strike One||Strike Two||Strike Three||Strike Four (if applicable)|
|Georgia||10 % of season||50 % of season||Dismissal||N/A (not applicable)|
|Kentucky||10% of season||50 % of season||Dismissal||N/A|
|Tennessee||Warning||10% of season||Dismissal||N/A|
|Arkansas||Warning||10% of season||50% of season||Dismissal|
|Alabama||Warning||15% of season||One Year Dismissal||Dismissal|
|LSU||Warning||Up to 15% of season||One Year Dismissal||N/A|
|Ole Miss||Warning||25% of season||Dismissal||Dismissal|
|South Carolina||Warning||25% of season||Dismissal|
|Auburn||Warning||50% of season||Dismissal||N/A|
|Mississippi State||Warning||50% of season||One Year Dismissal|
|Florida||Warning||10% of season||20% of season||Dismissal|
|Missouri||No Suspension||One Week Suspension||Dismissal||N/A|
|Texas A&M||Warning||Possible Suspension||Possible Dismissal||N/A|
*Vanderbilt does not release drug suspension policy.
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