Archives for August2009

Butkus Inspired Steroid Testing Program in Illinois

Of the many relationships we’ve developed since forming this organization, none have been more important than the one than we’ve developed with Dick Butkus and his team. Everyone knows Dick’s reputation as a Hall of Fame NFL Player, but I’ve gotten to know him as a caring father and role model.… Continue Reading...

Are Steroids from Underground Labs Contaminated with Toxic Metals?

Although this article from Mesomorphosis.com was posted last year, the information is so important that I thought it important (critical) to share with you on our site again. For those youth that are visiting our site to learn the truth about anabolic steroids, it is crucial that you understand what it is that you are REALLY putting into your body when you acquire your anabolic steroids.… Continue Reading...

A year later, the effectiveness of mandatory high-school athlete steroid testing under microscope

The current debate over the success of the Texas steroid testing program reminds me of the story of the inner city school that had a gun violence problem. To address the problem, school officials put up metal detectors at each entrance. A year later, when gun violence had dropped to zero, did the school officials question their investment and yield to those who argued that “we never had a gun problem in the first place”?… Continue Reading...

Steroid testing has always been about sending a message

I was very pleased to read The Dallas Morning News’ editorial blog supporting the value of steroid testing in the State of Texas. Micheal Landauer, the author of this editorial, “gets it”. He clearly understands that the primary value of the testing program is in the deterrent effect that it has on kids.… Continue Reading...

The Truth About Steroids – HS Athletes Have Taken Steroids

A coach in the William S. Hart Union High School District said he has had players who have taken steroids.

This coach, who requested anonymity, said he has confronted multiple players who he suspected of taking steroids and has even contacted their parents to inform them of his suspicions.

“If any coach in this district believes (kids) aren’t doing anything, taking (human growth hormones) or steroids, we’re living in a world where we’re in trouble,” the coach said.… Continue Reading...

New law in Illinois means steroid tests for high school student-athletes

High school student-athletes will be subject to random testing for steroids and other banned performance-enhancing substances throughout the school year under a new law that Gov. Pat Quinn signed on Friday.

While the Illinois High School Association already conducts such testing during state championship competitions, the new law spells out that at least 1,000 student-athletes will be checked during their sports’ playing seasons.Continue Reading...

Hooton Ranks 15th in Dallas’ Top 50 Most Powerful People in Metroplex Sports List

He giveth (Jonestown Coliseum). He taketh away (Terrell Owens).

Not that it’s a push, but for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, it is status quo. For the third time in the list’s four-year history, the ol’ oil wildcatter has rambled and gambled his way to the top of the Dallas Observer‘s 50 Most Powerful People in Metroplex Sports.… Continue Reading...

Dark side of steroids: Amid the clamor attending Ramirez’s return, Texas activist preaches the story of his dead son

SAN DIEGO — Everyone wants to see the Dodgers’ Manny Ramirez. I’d rather see Taylor Hooton.

Everyone wants to wrap their arms around Ramirez — with jeers or cheers. I’d rather watch Hooton and his father, Don, share a loving embrace.

Ramirez will return Friday night against the Padres after serving a 50-game suspension for violating baseball’s drug policy.… Continue Reading...

Don Hooton to Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch Tonight at Yankee Stadium; Taylor Hooton Foundation to Receive $10,000 Donation from Yankee Foundation

New York Yankees, August 11, 2009 – The New York Yankees today announced that Don Hooton, father of Taylor Hooton and president of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the start of the Yankees’ 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays tonight. Additionally, he will be presented with a $10,000 donation from the Yankee Foundation toward his work.… Continue Reading...

NY Yankee’s Alex Rodriguez Joins Taylor Hooton Foundation Team

Today, the Taylor Hooton Foundation announced that New York Yankee’s star Alex Rodriguez will join the Taylor Hooton Foundation team to help fight youth steroid and other performance enhancing drug use.

Don Hooton, President of the Taylor Hooton Foundation (THF) said:

“This is the first time that we have teamed up with a ballplayer who has made a mistake with steroids.  We reached out to Alex after his ESPN interview, in which he stressed he wants to turn his mistake into something positive by focusing on youth anti-steroid education.  Since we began talking to him we have found his sense of regret is genuine and his commitment to help is strong.”

THF was formed in 2004, after Don Hooton’s son, Taylor, took his own life as a result of steroid use.  The Foundation is the only entity?public or private?in the U.S.… Continue Reading...