Suspended Doug Barron Sues PGA Tour
By Kickntrue on 11/13/09
Doug Barron, that guy nobody has ever heard of who was suspended for failing a PGA Tour drug test is suing. U-S-A! U-S-A!

You have to love America. You can always be the victim. Seriously, Donald Trump and Bill Gates could probably drum up some civil suit against the whole country and figure out a way they've been victims.

Anyway- maybe in this case Doug Barron isn't at fault... I'm just saying.
The lawsuit also clarifies what Barron tested positive for: testosterone and beta-blockers.

"This was never a case of a guy in a back room taking creams or using needles," said Art Horne, his agent. "This was a guy taking what was prescribed to him by medical doctors for conditions that others have been given exemptions for. We feel Doug has been treated unfairly."

Barron has suffered from anxiety attacks for years, a fact that was widely known on Tour and that he shared with at least one reporter — thus the beta-blockers. The lawsuit also claims that Barron has been taking beta blockers since he was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse in 1987.
So- maybe I was too harsh up above on Doug. It sounds like he's been dealt a pretty crappy hand. Still- suing the PGA Tour? Come on. This guy hasn't played a "big-boy" PGA Tour event in years. He is barely playing on the Nationwide Tour.

Plus- if he was treated wrongly, it doesn't seem like he should have initially released this quote- "I would like to apologize for any negative perception of the TOUR or its players resulting from my suspension. I want my fellow TOUR members and the fans to know that I did not intend to gain an unfair competitive advantage or enhance my performance while on TOUR."

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[ comments ]
mjaber says:
It sounds like his isn't doing anything specifically wrong. The testosterone is for a medical condition, as well. I wonder if it's a paperwork issue, where he didn't have the proper forms on file with the PGA, or they got lost/misplaced.

I think the initial quote is him acknowledging that the error for the suspension is on his part. If the proper information was given to the PGA, this suspension may not have happened.
blake_p says:
He has got a case if they really are for a medical condition, as it appears they are. Especially if other have received exemptions in the past.
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