Coach’s GHB Claim In Doubt
Posted by Childress on June 19, 2006
I wrote earlier about Ohio University football coach Frank Solich's defense of his drunk driving charge: That he actually had been drugged with GHB. He even has lab tests of hair samples to prove it.
But do they prove anything? Not according to two toxicologists quoted in the Columbus (OH) Dispatch:
Toxicologists Dr. Pascal Kintz of the Labotratoire ChemTox in Illkirch, France, and Dr. Bruce Goldsberger of the University of Florida College of Medicine recently questioned the high amount of GHB in the sample. GHB is a colorless, odorless liquid that can cause drowsiness, dizziness and nausea.
In an e-mail to The Athens News, Kintz wrote "the sample appears to be suspiciously flawed."
"It is absolutely not possible to find such an amount of GHB in hair after a single exposure," he wrote.
Goldsberger told The News, "There is something wrong with this picture."
All of which misses the main point: If you're impaired by anything, you shouldn't be driving.