It's September which means we are gearing up for some football. As a sports fanatic this is arguably the best time of year for writers. The NFL regular season is inching closer although deflategate won't go away. The NBA isn't far away and college football and the new playoff format should be as exciting as last year. Of course LSU nearly lost their head coach to a caffeine overdose.
It all started on Monday at an LSU press event about the upcoming season. 40 minutes later and still no coach Miles. The athletic director Joe Alleva said, "Obviously coach Miles is not here, he's a little under the weather. He was working this morning in his office. He didn't feel very well. He went down to see the trainers. They thought it was best for him to go to the hospital on a precautionary basis.
Clearly, his players were concerned. Defensive tackle Christian LaCouture said, "It was kind of scary when we first heard about it. But they told us it was a precaution. All they told us was he will be back at practice."
Les Miles said, "The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. I have a quality medical staff who decided I should get testing done and they did a great job and I appreciate it very much, and now I just want everyone to know that everything is fine, we're ready to roll."
Greatly exaggerated? Did you or did you not almost die from a caffeine overdose? He even admitted it when asked what exactly happened he said, " I OD'd on coffee. I had too much coffee. Whatever it was, it was absolutely too much. I went six months where I didn't have a cup of coffee. I slowly but surely worked it back into my diet. I now remember I didn't really get along with coffee."
Look, I'm glad to guy is alright but too much coffee, come on! This is another case for my ever growing list of athletes and coaches and stupid sports related injuries.