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All 13 Iowa players released from hospital

Posted on: January 30, 2011 7:40 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Good news on Friday got better today as the University of Iowa confirmed in a statement that all 13 players hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis have been released from the U of I Hospital.

Hawkeye head coach Kirk Ferentz, under fire for his public handling of the situation, apologized for the incident:
“Getting all 13 student-athletes healthy and out of the hospital has been priority number one all along, so I’m very happy that they all are now back home and resuming their lives" ...

“These young men and their families have been through a difficult and trying time. They are under my supervision and watch, and I am truly sorry for what they’ve experienced. They trained extremely hard and ended up in the hospital, and there is no indication they did anything wrong. So I’m pleased they are progressing well and I look forward to seeing all of them being back to normal.”

Ferentz also took the opportunity to criticize the swirling rumor mill regarding the cause of the rhabomyolysis outbreak, calling the speculation "unfair and inappropriate." Athletic director Gary Barta, in his first public statement since the outbreak, asked that fans "refrain from any further unproductive rush to judgment."

Until an investigation determines the official cause of the outbreak, some level of speculation will inevitably continue. But with all 13 players well on their way to recovery and no longer needing hospital care, tonight that major positive is far outweighing that increasingly minor negative.

Comments

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2011 7:42 am
 

All 13 Iowa players released from hospital

If you look at the dateline of this story, it says posted on January 31st.  It's February 16th and this is the lead story on CBS.  A story this old is the lead story for this pathetic website?  Not surprising that dumba$$es like Dodd and Doyel have a job here.  Nothing like reading two week old "breaking news."  I'm going to turn on my tv now and see if Nixon resigns.



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2011 3:57 pm
 

All 13 Iowa players released from hospital

YellIt's too bad you apparently only read "initial reports", a.k.a.-RUMORS! That is what sports reporting has become with all of the social networking being allowed to get involved. Here lately, someone has been trying to "take a dump" on my Hawkeyes, Coach Ferentz & our program. In most cases, these "reports" have turned out to be no more credible than a Hollywood tabloid at the chekout at Walmart. Basically, they are rubbish! And places I USED to trust & enjoy are just adding "fuel to the fire"---yeah! YOU CBS, ESPN, ETC., ETC. This country is in sorry enough shape w/o you flippin' idiots being worse than my Mother [R.I.P.] & her friends "Hot Line" of years gone by. Don't believe everything you read or here. In fact---don't believe a word of "initial reports"!



Since: Aug 27, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2011 9:20 am
 

All 13 Iowa players released from hospital

wheres the beef? Frown



Since: Dec 15, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2011 7:33 am
 

All 13 Iowa players released from hospital

Its those darned cornfields!



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2011 4:43 am
 

All 13 Iowa players released from hospital

you CONVENIENTLY  forgot to add this part of (the unfair and inappropriate quote) in what kirk ferentz said...
"AND WILD GUESSES" about what happened...

These young men and their families have been through a difficult and trying time. They are under my supervision and watch, and I am truly sorry for what they’ve experienced. They trained extremely hard and ended up in the hospital, and there is no indication they did anything wrong. So I’m pleased they are progressing well and I look forward to seeing all of them being back to normal.”

“Now that these students are out of the hospital and on the road to recovery, we can devote our full attention to determining what happened, and making sure it does not happen again,” said Ferentz.

“There has been a lot of speculation by those who don’t have the facts and it is unfair and inappropriate for anyone to make wild guesses about what happened.”
 you said barta.. asked the fans...but KF was talking about YOU, the idiot and hateful media...when he said that




Since: Aug 10, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2011 12:55 am
 

All 13 Iowa players released from hospital

      Better a Hawkeye story involving the release of athletes from the hospital as opposed to the usual Hawkeye story involving the release of athletes from jail.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2011 9:22 pm
 

All 13 Iowa players released from hospital

A good test of journalistic incisivness would be to ask likely candidates what the population of the US is.  If a candidate does not know this recently widely reported census figure, he is dumbass.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2011 8:21 pm
 

All 13 Iowa players released from hospital

Gotta wonder if Dodd and Doyel are going to comment or write more stories...wonder also if this had occurred at Mizzou would Dodd be so quick to judge?

Seriously CBS, the US has what, 350 million people and you think these two are quality folks to have on your staff?  Say out of that 350 million there are what, 500K journalists of which maybe 1/10 are sports guys...so 50K folks and you pick these two...wow.


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