Vijay responds: "I am absolutely shocked"
By mustang6560 on 1/31/13
In light of the recent SI report, Vijay Singh issued the following statement (and subsequently withdrew from the Waste Management Phoenix Open):
"While I have used deer antler spray, at no time was I aware that it may contain a substance that is banned under the PGA TOUR Anti-Doping Policy. In fact, when I first received the product, I reviewed the list of ingredients and did not see any prohibited substances. I am absolutely shocked that deer antler spray may contain a banned substance and am angry that I have put myself in this position. I have been in contact with the PGA TOUR and am cooperating fully with their review of this matter. I will not be commenting further at this time."
So he admitted to using the deer antler spray, which is on the PGA Tour's banned substance list, however, he's trying to justify it by saying he didn't realize it was illegal. Is it acceptable in the 21st Century, the age of the Internet, to plead ignorant?

Bubba Watson was asked his opinion about the deer antler spray situation and he was as candid as ever.
"I know that it's obviously illegal, whatever it is. It sounds like something I would never want near me," he said. "I don't even know how you take deer antler spray. And why would anybody want to take something that sounds like that.

" ... It's sad that people do stuff like that. It's sad that people would put some weird thing like that in their body not knowing what it's going to do to their body. But I love a sport, I happen to play golf. I love this sport. I would never do that. First of all, I would never put something named that in my body. If I lose my Tour card, I'm never going to go to deer antler spray to try to help me. It would just be I'd have to find a new job.

" ... I think we should check people for mental problems if they're taking deer antler spray. That's kind of weird."
I don't care for "holier than thou" opinions. It's easy for someone like Bubba, who is entering the pinnacle of his career, to condemn the actions of someone like Vijay, who is less than a month removed from the Champions Tour. But, it's silly Vijay is trying to act like he wasn't aware the deer antler spray was illegal. You bought a substance from two guys who work out of the back of gym in Alabama. Do you really need anymore context clues?

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