The Check-Up: Would You Drink Blood?

A college track coach told one of his athletes to drink blood. Now the coach is being sued

Warning: This story might make your stomach churn. A Kenyan track-and-field athlete at Central Connecticut State University was told by his coach to drink a cup of blood as part of his training. The coach allegedly said the kid was “too thin” and “needed calcium”; he somehow thought drinking blood would help. Plus, you know, he figured since the kid was Kenyan he did stuff like that all the time, anyway, so what’s the big deal? And so, the kid drank the blood in front of about 10 teammates; now the athlete’s suing the coach.

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