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Boxing suspension for Tom Zbikowski rescinded

Tom Zbikowski is back in the good graces of boxing.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Chickasaw Nation Boxing Commission has rescinded the 45-day suspension of Zbikowski, the Ravens safety who tested positive for marijuana after his fight Saturday night. The Commission has accepted a second negative test submitted by Zbikowski at an independent lab in Chicago.

We’re grateful the Chickasaw Nation acted in such a expeditious manner,” said Mike Joyce, Zbikowski’s manager. “We knew Tommy has never used any illegal or banned substances.”

Zbikowski is now free to attempt to improve his boxing record to 5-0 as soon as he wants.

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20 Responses to “Boxing suspension for Tom Zbikowski rescinded”
  1. berniemadoffsides says: Apr 28, 2011 4:27 PM

    Awesome. We’re all rooting for him… since there’s nothing else to root for right now.

  2. hobartbaker says: Apr 28, 2011 4:28 PM

    Zbikowski & Sons Drug Testing Lab couldn’t find a trace of illegal drugs.

  3. medtxpack says: Apr 28, 2011 4:28 PM

    he should challenge Goodell…

  4. phreakin says: Apr 28, 2011 4:29 PM

    I would hope all the tools in the previous story that commented how guilty he was will now apologize here

  5. buckybadger says: Apr 28, 2011 4:30 PM

    Something funny happened with the tests because all the fighters failed. Never seen that before. Testing for most these fights is totally random but its a bit weird when all the fighters failed. Not like they sit back in the locker room toking up before entering the ring.

    All the fighters where clean following the 2nd test so apparently there was some mix up.

    Keep on learning Tommy. He is still a long ways away from being a prize fighter but could make it one day. Mike Lee also from Notre Dame is better.

  6. sdboltaction says: Apr 28, 2011 4:32 PM

    Chickawasawski Nation huh? Yea, those guys sound real official….

  7. lucky5934 says: Apr 28, 2011 4:33 PM

    Probably rescinded it when they realized that marijuana is not a perfomance enhancing drug. If anything, it balances out the odds.

  8. citizenstrange says: Apr 28, 2011 4:35 PM

    This post somehow reads very similar to the lyrics from “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”

  9. cincinnasti says: Apr 28, 2011 4:35 PM

    This picture doesn’t say much for his sobriety..

  10. realmandallen says: Apr 28, 2011 4:35 PM

    Tommy Z vs. Kimbo.

    I’d watch it.

  11. We'reFineThere says: Apr 28, 2011 4:38 PM

    I think Boxing needs him more than he needs Boxing. I’ve read more articles about him and boxing in the past few months than I have of the entire sport since I was using Prodigy/AOL. And I don’t really care about his story that much either.

  12. thegreenviking says: Apr 28, 2011 4:40 PM

    How many false-positives has this organization given people?

  13. ndomination says: Apr 28, 2011 4:43 PM

    So it turns out Marijuana isn’t as bad as people portray it to be.

    See: Zbikowski & Michael Phelps.

  14. playingtheponzi says: Apr 28, 2011 4:52 PM

    It’s a shame that a bogus drug test soiled his good name in the first place.

  15. satanphoenix says: Apr 28, 2011 4:59 PM

    “Zbikowski is now free to attempt to improve his boxing record to 5-0 as soon as he wants.”

    If he is not locked out I don’t think so

  16. 1buckeye76 says: Apr 28, 2011 5:23 PM

    “We knew Tommy has never used any illegal or banned substances.”

    Never? That may be a slight overstatement…

  17. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Apr 28, 2011 5:28 PM

    Why would they care about marijuana coming up positive? It doesn’t offer any competitive advantage.

  18. ppdoc13 says: Apr 28, 2011 5:35 PM

    Good for Zibby. I have always thought that he was a stand up guy and was very surprised that he tested positive. He denied it and strongly from the beginning and was vindicated.

    It’s nice to see that at least some of our professional players are not the garbage that the people who jump to conclusions try to make them out to be.

  19. littlefoot32 says: Apr 28, 2011 5:51 PM

    If every sample for every fighter registered dirty, maybe the lab management at the Chikasaw Nation were hitting the peace pipe and tainted them?

  20. sportsmediacritic says: Apr 28, 2011 6:57 PM

    Wow, the Chickasaw Nation Boxing Commission has some great testing protocols. Test positive, and come back later (after you’ve cleaned your system) and *surprise*; you’re clean, it is all good. I doubt they Olympics will be calling them anytime soon for advice on catching dopers and drug users lol.

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