Bryan Pittman Accused Of Taking Banned Substance?

If you've checked out ESPN in the last twenty-four (24) hours, chances are that you've read something about multiple players testing positive for a banned substance. Now the Chronicle is reporting that Houston long snapper and BRB foil Bryan Pittman (see, e.g., here, here, here, and most egregiously here) is one of those players.

Methinks there'd be a whole lot more consternation about this if the Houston player who tested positive wasn't the long snapper. Unlike Pittman's attorney, I find it very hard to believe that some malevolent soul leaked this story "...attempting to put their thumb on the scale (of) justice to harm Bryan." C'mon, dude. He's the long snapper for a 2-4 football team. This isn't Watergate.

Innocent until proven guilty, of course, but I'd have to say things aren't exactly looking up for Pittman these days. A couple of games without an errant snap probably isn't enough political capital to remain gainfully employed when the dust settles. Even though the process hasn't played out, it'll be interesting to see who's snapping on punts and field goals tomorrow afternoon.

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