Iowa works its players until they have kidney problems

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Re:Iowa works its players until they have kidney problems Monday, January 31, 2011 11:21 PM (permalink)
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You won't find many coaches with a better reputation than Ferentz among his peers and among his fans. He has been both wildly successful and wildly popular in Iowa City, compiling an 89-60 record at a school that shouldn't be able to win consistently at the highest level. The reward has been a contract extended last year through 2020 and paying him well in excess of $3 million a year.
 
Yet when it was time to face the public Wednesday at a news conference to explain what happened to 13 of his players, Ferentz was a no-show. So was Barta. Instead, Iowa pathetically trotted out its director of football operations, Paul Federici, a guy certainly not paid to be the face of the program in times of crisis.
 
That's leadership, all right. That's compassion. That's accountability.
 
Even if Ferentz is absolved of any responsibility in this matter, his absence and silence during a troubling week at Iowa should tell recruits and their families plenty about how much he cares for his players.

 
Normally, I don't agree with Forde, however, but he's dead balls on here.
 
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Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.

 
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Re:Iowa works its players until they have kidney problems Tuesday, February 01, 2011 8:19 AM (permalink)
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Tiger Woods sleeps with 1 women, Okay its just an affair...Sleeps with 13, its a public tragedy. (although it probably would have been big news regardless)
I don't know why this isn't being taken more seriously, these are "KIDS" with "KIDNEY" problems, this should be looked over with a fine-toothed comb. If this would have happened in AA or Columbus, or any SEC school this thing would be all over the place
 
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Re:Iowa works its players until they have kidney problems Tuesday, February 01, 2011 9:45 AM (permalink)
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 Even if Ferentz is absolved of any responsibility in this matter, his absence and silence during a troubling week at Iowa should tell recruits and their families plenty about how much he cares for his players.

 
What Forde is saying is fine and dandy and I'm sure that from just looking at what he can see that it may appear this way. Maybe Ferentz should have done the press conference. I had a friend that played for Iowa, recently, who had a bunch of concussions and a back injury that ended his career early. Ferentz stayed in consistent contact with the player during all that as well as after the situation "ended" with his graduation. I just struggle to believe that something this big would happen and all of a sudden Ferentz is going to change how he handles his players. Most evidence of Ferentz's past points him to caring about his players, I'll take that over this particular instance where we don't know what's happening behind the scenes.
 
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Re:Iowa works its players until they have kidney problems Wednesday, February 02, 2011 7:41 PM (permalink)
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http://www.hawkeyesports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/020211aaf.html
 


"First and foremost, our focus was on the health and well-being and privacy of our players," Ferentz said. "They are all progressing well and moving forward."
 
Ferentz said that the workout in question will not be repeated.
 
"We can't run the risk again and we won't," Ferentz said. "Our workouts are challenging by design, our workouts are safe by design."

Calling football "a tough sport for tough people," Ferentz said that the Hawkeyes will continue to work hard in the off-season, but they will also "work as smart as we can."

 
A couple quotes from Ferentz regarding the workouts.  Says they won't be repeating them.
 
Here is the complete transcript from today:
 
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/iowa/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/Ferentzpresser202011.pdf
 
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Re:Iowa works its players until they have kidney problems Wednesday, February 02, 2011 9:51 PM (permalink)
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I bet there are some young rabid lawyers licking their chops in Iowa.......
 
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Re:Iowa works its players until they have kidney problems Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:46 AM (permalink)
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http://sports.espn.go.com.cf/news/story?id=6298161

The story continues. One player has asked for his release and says he's still not ready to play even though he's cleared. Other players are still experiencing problems and are not at full speed even though all 13 players are cleared to play.

I was in Iowa this past weekend visiting the outlaws with my wife and they kept saying how the entire situation was blown out of proportion. The players hadn't worked out since the bowl game and were out of shape so that's why kids got sick and could not complete the workout. I laughed and said I could understand that argument if one or two kids got sick, but not 13. I wasn't buying what he was selling.

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Re:Iowa works its players until they have kidney problems Wednesday, April 06, 2011 12:12 PM (permalink)
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I bet the Iowa team is happy for the OSU drama unfolding. Deflecting all kinds of attention away from their pyramid scheme.
 
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Re:Iowa works its players until they have kidney problems Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:13 PM (permalink)
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http://m.espn.go.com/ncf/story?storyId=10588363



IOWA CITY, Iowa -- One of 13 University of Iowa football players who were hospitalized after a high-intensity workout three years ago says his injuries were preventable but caused lasting harm, outlining his claims in the first lawsuit to stem from the incident.

Former Hawkeyes cornerback William Lowe, of Cleveland, alleges in a lawsuit filed Monday in Johnson County district court that coaches and trainers failed to properly supervise him during the Jan. 20, 2011, workout. He also says the school failed to offer medical care after he and others initially reported severe pain and symptoms, and that his injuries were aggravated because he was required to participate in additional workouts in the following days.

Lowe contends that the team was negligent in "developing and implementing a dangerous improper training program" and should have to pay unspecified damages for his pain and suffering.

Spokesmen for the athletics department and the university declined to comment about the lawsuit Tuesday.

Lowe and 12 others were hospitalized following the workout at the start of winter training. They were diagnosed with exertional rhabdomyolysis, the result of muscles breaking down and releasing proteins into the bloodstream, which can cause kidney failure.


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Re:Iowa works its players until they have kidney problems Tuesday, March 11, 2014 5:29 PM (permalink)
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Good! Kid should've at least been seen by a physician after his initial complaints. Could've ended up on dialysis at the age of 20 or however old he is. Which pretty much guarantees a shortened life span of 30-40 years easily.

School is 100% responsible for kids well being during practices. Who knows how many of those kids u have heard about dropping dead from a spontaneous cardiac event, that may have had legitimate symptoms and complained, only to deaf ears.

Time to wake up and pay attention, especially when kids complain of being Ill during workouts, period.

I've unfortunately witnessed a young kid losing his life in a heat related event down here, so pardon me if I come off a bit touchy. I'm just an advocate at heart. (No pun intended)
 
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