He was a prize race horse, and he had to be out on that field, no matter what. Whether it was good for him or not.Christa Armstead • Speaking on a lawsuit brought by her son, Armond Armstead, against his former college, the University of Southern California. Armstead played defensive tackle for USC’s vaunted football team, and alleges he was administered a dangerous painkiller without being informed of potential consequences. He says players would receive an injection, known only as “the shot,” before big games an again at halftime. That shot was a generic form of Toradol, a powerful painkiller intended for post-operative hospital use, not athletics. And it comes with a litany of side effect warnings for prolonged use — kidney failure, intestinal bleeding, and increased risk of cardiovascular problems. It was the latter that struck Armstead, as he suffered a heart attack during that 2010 year. ABC News reports that USC is by no means the only college that used Toradol, either, likely for just the reason Armstead himself describes: “You can’t feel any pain, you just feel amazing.” source
» No longer the winningest: As a result of the vacated seasons, Paterno will no longer be the NCAA’s winningest football coach, which means that Florida State’s Bobby Bowden is now the winningest coach in NCAA history — and a statistic that once meant everything means nothing.