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Crime and punishment

Years after a PED mistake, a lineman is still waiting to play his first down

Originally Published: May 31, 2013
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

KOLTON HOUSTON IS the face of zero tolerance, the victim of a world that long ago lost its appetite for gray. The University of Georgia offensive lineman -- a former high school All-American who grew up dreaming of wearing the same uniform his linebacker father, Shane, did -- has lost three seasons of his collegiate athletic career because of mistakes made when he was 17. By the letter of the law, Houston is guilty of sins that we have deemed seriously taboo, and he is being punished. ...

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