Diana Taurasi update

The WNBA star may face an Olympic ban in 2012 if she is suspended for the customary two years for her positive drug test.

Taurasi tested positive for the stimulant modafinil: “a drug that enhances wakefulness and vigilance and is designed to treat narcolepsy, sleep apnea and sleep disorders related to shift work. Modafinil is also used off-label to combat jet lag and attention deficit disorder and recreationally to enhance alertness. The stimulant does not cause the anxiety and jitteriness associated with amphetamines.”


  1. Lawyer Talk 101 from Taurasi's Lawyer, Howard Jacobs:

    1)“She doesn’t believe that she’s ever taken anything that’s banned; the most logical explanation at this point is that the test is simply wrong,”

    2)Jacobs said that he hoped the B sample would be tested “as soon as possible,” perhaps the first week in January, but that the holidays “were complicating things.”

    3)Jacobs said "And because the entire case would be thrown out with a negative B sample, it was premature to talk about any possible sanctions like Olympic ineligibility."

    4)“When you’re in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, it opens up possibilities,” Jacobs said.

    5)“Somebody before London is going to challenge that rule,” Jacobs said. “It’s a virtual certainty.”

    Notice how they go from the offensive, my client didnt take it, to the defensive, "when you are in a foreign country and dont speak the language it opens up the possibilities".

    Well at least Taurasi doesnt have Gloria Allred for her lawyer.

    IM in OC
    Happy Holidays