Retirement Of Martina Hingis

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  1. hawaii michael

    hawaii michael New User

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    I worked in Drug Education for nearly 20 Years and know for certain that you can test positive for Cocaine by eating anything with poppyseeds. A muffin or a variety of other things can cause you to test positive. I would also state that she does not fit the profile as a drug user. I've tried to find an e-mail address for the WTA but have been unsuccessful. If anyone knows how to get this message to the WTA please do so. I feel very strongly that they are giving a blackeye to an incredible tennis pro and possibly forceing her into early retirement. Does anyone have any evidence of any other wrongdoing or a life of partying for this respected and gifted athlete?
     
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  2. TheNatural

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    I'm sure her her smart solicitor and his experts will be well aware of poppy seeds, muffins and anything else that could cause a positive cocaine test result. However in Hingis's statement she seemed to be focusing more on the inconsistencies in the tests and the test procedures.

     
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  3. Mike Bulgakov

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    It might be worth noting that poppy seeds contain opiates and can lead to a positive test for heroin. Martina tested positive for cocaine, which is not an opiate. If Martina woke up and ate poppy seed muffins all morning and then snorted poppy seeds right before going on court, she would not have to worry about a positive cocaine test.
     
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  4. inside_out

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    face it man shes a coke head
     
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  5. theace21

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    Either way it is a shame she is retiring. Coming back from those injuries, I was looking forward to seeing her play. She was such a great competitor.
     
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    WOW, Martina shouldn't go out on this bad note, she was too great of a player to be seen as a cocaine addict. It is SUCH A SHAME
     
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    No she's not, she's a sexy babe that is a tennis player, have u seen what coke heads look like? they look like jack nicholson, not martina hingis
     
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  8. Deuce

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    Yeah - that's what I was going to write.
    But before I wrote, I did a search, and came up with several examples of people claiming that cocaine came up in a test as a result of poppy seed injestion.
    I must say, however, that none of the information I found to that effect was what I deem undoubtedly credible - it was stuff like 'Yahoo Answers', etc. I was looking for a credible medically based source, but found none.

    Hey - stranger things have happened.

    With all due respect to your two decades of drug counselling... with that type of experience, you should know that one cannot tell who is a drug user simply by looking at them, or by seeing them briefly on TV. One MAY be able to tell who is a full blown drug addict by looking at them or seeing them on TV - but you definitely can't tell if a person uses drugs once in a while if you don't know the person.

    Based on your second sentence, it seems that you may also be a tad biased in Hingis' favour.
     
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  9. koopa_troopa

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    Even if it were true that all those things could cause a false positive, don't you think the WTA would have considered that possibility before accusing one of their top tennis players of using cocaine? The aren't stupid, they must have really looked at the results and are sure that the levels of cocaine were from actual drug use. (And yes, poppy seeds = opium).
     
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  10. Tennis-Chris

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    The Swiss Miss

    I am a huge Martina fan and he these allegations are untrue. But I highly doubt the WTA would wait three to fourth months after Wimbledon to finally announce the positive test of a top flight player. Their risk would be too great due to the amount of endorsement dollars such a claim could cost an athlete.

    Additionally, why would they falsely accuse one of their biggest revenue generators? I am not aware of poppy seed leading to a false positive for cocaine. For heroin yes, but the tolerances in the current testing procedures are so high that a person would literally have to ingest pounds of poppy seeds in order to trigger a positive result.:-(
     
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