Tracy Ringolsby accuses Rangers of a “cover-up”
A less-than-intellectually-inspired Tracy Ringlosby column today about Ron Washington and the Rangers [I’ve deleted Ringolsby’s unnecessary paragraph breaks because I think readability is more important than faux drama]:
Was this really a “cover-up”? Because from where I’m sitting, it was a situation in which an employee’s drug test results were kept in-house. Which is exactly what should be done with employee drug tests. Indeed, model federal drug-free workplace guidelines set forth pretty strict confidentiality rules for this sort of thing absent express written consent by the employee to the contrary (which is why PED results are released for players). For their part, the Rangers can do whatever they want with this stuff, but I’m guessing that they don’t have an “issue press release when drug test results come back” policy. Nor should they.
But hey, maybe Ringolsby has a point here. To prove it, I’m going to go ask FOX and whatever bankruptcy receiver has possession of the Rocky Mountain News’ old files for copies of Ringolsby’s employee drug tests dating back to, oh, 1978 or so. I’ll let you know if I get them. Or if, as was the case with Ron Washington, a cover-up is afoot.