Yes the rule is stupid. But the stupider thing is McGary not telling the coaches that he had used it. The coaches can do a test and he fails and suspends him for 3 games or whatever that rule is. He knew that players got tested at the NCAA tournament and I am pretty sure it is made known that any player on the team (healthy and injured can be tested).
Look I am not going to be naive and pretend like everyone that passes these tests doesn’t partake in this activity. I have no knowledge of the substance or how or what needs to be done to pass the tests despite use, but somehow these players know when to stop and still pass the test.
Honestly the NCAA rule is so strict on failing their test because it is really, really stupid to end up failing their test. Its like being given the answer key to a test and still managing to fail.
He knew he could be tested and didn’t care enough to stop using it. Unfortunately, that’s the rule in place and you have to follow it to be eligible. Its very simple thing to follow and he selfishly wasn’t interested in doing so.
I feel bad for the guy because he was a great player for us, but just making a few very easy decisions could have prevented this.