Sample claims UH drug tests not random
A chapter deleted pre-publication from a book by former Hawaii wide receiver Ian Sample suggests drug testing of UH football players is not done randomly as mandated by the NCAA.
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"The higher-ups definitely know what they are doing when they decide who will be tested," Sample wrote. The passage is in one of three chapters cut from the book, "Once A Warrior" by Watermark Publishing. Sample put the cut chapters on www.myspace.com/warriorbook on the Internet.
Sample said he has no direct proof of drug testing irregularities, but that prominent players known to use drugs are never picked for the tests. He wrote that he did not use drugs while at UH.
The other deleted chapters deal with sex, drinking, commercialization of the haka and Sample's perception of UH coach June Jones.
Sample, who graduated from UH last spring and now plays football in Japan, is in Hawaii this week promoting the book. He said his intention was to present an honest view of Warriors football from the inside.
"I am writing about what I have experienced," Sample said yesterday. "If anyone on the team came to me and said this is bad stuff, then I'd feel regret about it."
Jones said yesterday he hadn't read the book, the deleted chapters, or spoken with Sample since publication.
"I don't really care what he wrote," Jones said.
University officials will look into the matter, said John McNamara, associate athletic director for external affairs.
"Herman (athletic director Frazier) said he hasn't had a chance to review the material yet so it would not be prudent to comment," McNamara said.
Sample played three seasons at UH. He played in all 14 games last season, starting 11 and catching 54 passes for 690 yards and 10 touchdowns.