Archives for June2009

Suspect in Florida Steroids Bust Implicates Capitals and Nationals

Eric McErlain (RSS feed), May 27, 2009–Late on Tuesday night in Florida, law enforcement authorities announced the arrest of a suburban Tampa couple on multiple counts of possession with intent to distribute illegal steroids.… Continue Reading...

Bodybuilding championship canceled after competitors flee

Sportsillustrated.CNN.com, May 18, 2009 — Ready to flex their pecs and strike a pose, bodybuilders at the Belgian championships scattered when doping officials showed up.

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Manny Ramirez will be suspended 50 games for drug test

Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2009 – The suspension, which is expected to begin with tonight’s game, makes him the biggest star penalized under baseball’s testing program that started in 2003.

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Random drug testing for high school athletes bill sales through General Assembly

Chicago Tribune, May 13, 2009–High School athletes throughout Illinois would be tested for performance-enhancing drugs under legislation the state Senate sent today to Gov. Pat Quinn.

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A-Rod’s steroid use not an unfamiliar story

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Lawmakers Approve Random Steroid Testing

WGIL, Illinois Radio Network, March 26, 2009 – A dad’s crusade to keep other kids from abusing steroids has come to the Illinois General Assembly. The House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill to allow random steroid testing by the Illinois High School Association, the governing body for high school athletics in the state.… Continue Reading...

Congressmen Write Letter of Support for Taylor Hooton Foundation

Five Texas Congressmen have written to the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) asking the agency to “consider incorporating the Taylor Hooton Foundation’s Hoot’s Chalk Talk education program into a national campaign focused on the use of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs.”

Congressmen Johnson, Marchant, Sessions, Burgess and Hall all signed the letter of support.… Continue Reading...

Survey of NFL retirees links steroids to injuries

wtop.com, February 20, 2009 – The NFL’s steroids era appears to have left a legacy of joint and ligament injuries as well as mental issues among those using the performance-enhancing drugs, according to a new survey.

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Steroids Trafficking More Prevalent than Heroin – WADA Exec

Jamaica Observer, January 15, 2009 – More money is made through trafficking in performance-enhancing steroids than through trafficking in the illegal substance, heroin.

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