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crimycarny

(1,351 posts)
Sat Jun 22, 2019, 03:07 PM Jun 2019

University of Houston Women's Soccer Team players develop rhabdomyolosis after "punishment workout"

Wow, just saw this article today. The punishment workout actually happened on 2/2018 but there was a report on this released June 14, 2019. The University of Houston women's soccer team was subjected to a punishment workout because 2 players ate some food meant for the football team (yes, seriously--that was their crime). They were exercised so harshly that 12 developed rhabdomyolysis--a serious condition that can result in renal failure. One player was hospitalized for 5 days. How is the Head Coach still coaching? The strength and training coach was fired, but it was the head coach who admitted in an email that he uses "physical punishment". In fact, "physical punishment" was in the Women's Soccer Team manual.

"Players were scared: The player said Bocanegra uttered obscenities as many struggled. “Get up, Get the F up. This is your fault. Get up,' just, like, over and over again,” she said. She said the team was too fearful to speak up. "No one was going to say anything. Everyone was so scared." The workout lasted for nearly an hour and the player said she felt “tortured almost” afterward."

[link:https://www.click2houston.com/news/a-dozen-uh-women-soccer-players-sidelined-with-serious-medical-condition-called-rhabdo|

The athletic director, Mike Pezman, refused to be interviewed.

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University of Houston Women's Soccer Team players develop rhabdomyolosis after "punishment workout" (Original Post) crimycarny Jun 2019 OP
I'd be suing those assholes for everything they're worth 2naSalit Jun 2019 #1
Another example of sicko Authoritarian Culture. n/t MarcA Jun 2019 #2
'Zactly. And let's not omit the key: *male* authoritarian. In this case, punishing women. JudyM Jun 2019 #19
Well, you know how important football is to the University. LisaL Jun 2019 #3
and we're talking the Cougar High football team here musette_sf Jun 2019 #10
A good Youtube video about rhabdomyolosis. Crunchy Frog Jun 2019 #4
This scared the crap out of me ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #7
you well may have. barbtries Jun 2019 #13
Scary! crimycarny Jun 2019 #15
classy coach Celerity Jun 2019 #5
Sick fuck soccer coach Blue Owl Jun 2019 #6
If it were my daughter.... paleotn Jun 2019 #8
I'm thinking along the same lines. Corgigal Jun 2019 #12
Me too crimycarny Jun 2019 #18
"The athletic director, Mike Pezman, refused to be interviewed." pazzyanne Jun 2019 #9
In a state with as many guns as Texas DFW Jun 2019 #11
This is the old-fashioned football mentality Poiuyt Jun 2019 #14
Sorry, but do kids today not have any free will? cwydro Jun 2019 #16
Huge pressure to not lose your scholarship, plus there is the whole authority figure mentality Celerity Jun 2019 #17
Right. Totally the kids' fault. kcr Jun 2019 #20
College level xmas74 Jun 2019 #21
I remember in high school Codeine Jun 2019 #22

JudyM

(29,323 posts)
19. 'Zactly. And let's not omit the key: *male* authoritarian. In this case, punishing women.
Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:50 PM
Jun 2019

Wouldn’t be sexist, though.

LisaL

(45,009 posts)
3. Well, you know how important football is to the University.
Sat Jun 22, 2019, 03:48 PM
Jun 2019

So of course if you eat their food, you got to be punished severely.

ProudLib72

(17,984 posts)
7. This scared the crap out of me
Sat Jun 22, 2019, 04:44 PM
Jun 2019

Because I did a weightlifting workout once and couldn't straighten my arms for a week. I'm beginning to think I had rhabdomyolysis.

paleotn

(18,055 posts)
8. If it were my daughter....
Sat Jun 22, 2019, 04:59 PM
Jun 2019

said coach would be wise to watch his back. Some here may be offended at that, consider the threat of violence no better than what the coach did, or consider me sexist, but in my mind, when it comes to daughters, that dog just won't hunt. Sorry, I'm southern. It's hard wired.

Corgigal

(9,291 posts)
12. I'm thinking along the same lines.
Sat Jun 22, 2019, 05:43 PM
Jun 2019

Or, we can share a ride to go find this asshole and blanket Party him. He looks like a might over right kind of guy.

He's a sadist.

crimycarny

(1,351 posts)
18. Me too
Sat Jun 22, 2019, 09:06 PM
Jun 2019

My daughter will be starting college in the fall and she will be playing for the women's soccer team. A couple of things I've learned since have got me even angrier. First of all, an investigation found emails that the dipsh*t trainer had sent to himself which included links to articles on Rhabdo, suggesting he had no idea what it was. Secondly, in my own research about rhabdo every article mentions it is very rare. Yet 12 girls on that soccer team developed rhabdo. TWELVE!!! Seriously, that whole coaching staff needs to be fired--immediately. Not only were these girls almost exercised to death, but the coach was screaming obscenities to them during the whole workout. Fire his *ss!!!

https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/variety-of-causes-can-be-at-root-of-rhabdomyolysis/

DFW

(54,643 posts)
11. In a state with as many guns as Texas
Sat Jun 22, 2019, 05:21 PM
Jun 2019

I'd not want to be the head coach. The longer he remains unindicted, the more he remains a target for revenge.

Poiuyt

(18,141 posts)
14. This is the old-fashioned football mentality
Sat Jun 22, 2019, 06:04 PM
Jun 2019

The philosophy in sports used to be no pain, no gain. Luckily, that has changed to a more scientific approach. Apparently though, this coach is stuck in the 1950s.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
16. Sorry, but do kids today not have any free will?
Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:52 PM
Jun 2019

I was involved with sports my entire young life. I would have walked off of that kind of thing in a heartbeat.

Wtf?

Celerity

(44,048 posts)
17. Huge pressure to not lose your scholarship, plus there is the whole authority figure mentality
Sat Jun 22, 2019, 09:05 PM
Jun 2019

that is so present in group American sports.

It is sick.

kcr

(15,334 posts)
20. Right. Totally the kids' fault.
Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:19 PM
Jun 2019

Not the professionals who should know better to not abuse them.

 

Codeine

(25,586 posts)
22. I remember in high school
Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:42 PM
Jun 2019

the tennis team had to run with the cross country kids twice a week to build our match endurance. They would run us in the hot Southern California sun until we puked, literally. After a few weeks we simply refused and ran shorter distances before walking back on our own.

We didn’t, of course, have a scholarship hanging over our heads the way these ladies did.

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