The thing I hate about sports is that the commentators tend to hold themselves above the sport, they tend to be illiterate idiots that butcher the language in a mass media setting, and the teams and players seem to live in another little world.
I've heard of all sorts of assaults, drugs and drunken dubauchery being undertaken by these athletes without anything happening to them.
As for the particles, I'd have to check the article as I can't remember off hand. I just had a supervisor meeting where I had to lay my entire project out for my supervisor that has been on 13months maternity leave in an impromptu setting. So my brain is frazzled!