Archives for January2013

Did ‘Bama players use Deer Antler Spray?

The company that says it provided deer-antler spray, a product that contains a banned substance, to Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis also sold its goods to members of the 2012 national championship Alabama football team, according to a co-owner of the company.

And Christopher Key, the SWATS co-owner, told ESPN’s Joe Schad on Wednesday he personally witnessed about five Alabama players spray what he sold them into their mouths.Continue Reading...

Are Deer Antlers the New Steroids?

In the competitive and bruising world of pro-football it seems nothing is too far-fetched for battered players in search of a fast cure, or an edge, even one made from the antlers of New Zealand deer.

Deer antler spray is technically categorized as a natural supplement. The little known spray was pushed into the spotlight this week by a Sports Illustrated article, which reported that retiring Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis used the substance after tearing his triceps earlier this season.Continue Reading...

Frank Thomas: No Sympathy for Steroids Users

Frank Thomas said steroids have ruined baseball in the era in which he played and remains proud to have steered clear of performance-enhancing drugs during his career.

Frank Thomas: Steroids Tainted Baseball, No Sympathy For Users

The retired Chicago White Sox slugger said that after players fond using steroids missed out on their first Hall of Fame ballots - people like Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Roger Clemens - he feels much better about his own chances.… Continue Reading...

Bail bondsman found guilty of selling steroids

As a bail bondsman, Shawn David Sullivan operated on the margins of the criminal justice system. Now he is in the middle of it.

Sullivan was convicted on Tuesday of multiple felony drug charges for selling anabolic steroids to an undercover agent in 2010, officials said.

Judge Jay Hockenbury sentenced Sullivan, 42, to 18 months of supervised probation and ordered him to surrender his bond license and pay a $1,000 fine in addition to $2,839 in court costs.… Continue Reading...

Did steriod-induced ‘roid rage result in death?

A man accused of murdering a gym boss in a fight told police avid bodybuilder David Hickman had attacked him in a fury due to steroids he had been taking.

David Hickman

David Hickman

A jury at Birmingham Crown Court was told that Mr Hickman, 38, had been using anabolic steroids, which can cause increased aggression, on a "sustained" basis.Continue Reading...

Should Rock Climbers Be Worried About Doping?

As climbing moves toward its shot at the Olympics, the stakes are rising for the next generation of athletes. Will the temptation to get an edge be too much for some of them to handle?

By: @adnroy)

One of the interesting effects of the Lance Armstrong scandal-and here I’m talking not just about his appearance on Oprah’s network, but the whole Byzantine, multi-year saga-is the way it has unraveled the myth of the reliable drug test.… Continue Reading...

Boxing: Mariusz Wach suspended for 12 months for steroids

Thomas Putz, chairman of German Boxing Federation (BDB) released an official letter regarding sanctions against Mariusz Wach (27-1, 15 KO), who was caught using anabolic steroids in his championship fight against Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KO) in November of 2012. According to the letter, BDB gives Wach and his promotional team the option of a 12 month suspension (starting November 10, 2012) and 5,113 Euro ($6,800) fine donated to the Max Schmeling charitable foundation if they will accept findings of sample A, without requesting a test for sample B.… Continue Reading...

UK Cops abusing their positions for steroids and sex

Police officers are using their position for sexual advantage and indulging in steroid abuse, which leaves them open to corruption.

Force chiefs admitted that the abuse of power for sexual favours was one of the most common acts of corruption. The admission follows revelations that dozens of officers have been disciplined for inappropriate sexual behaviour.

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THF speaks at U Georgia on performance-enhancing drugs

The University of Georgia Athletic Association and St. Mary's Health Care System will offer a free presentation on "Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs" Monday, Jan. 21, at Butts-Mehre Hall on the UGA campus.

The program will be from 6 to 7 p.m. and is presented by the Taylor Hooton Foundation.

A recent study by the University of Minnesota highlighted that about 1.5 million U.S.
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‘We’ll expel school sport dopers’

South Africa gets serious about doping. More aggressive testing regimens backed by expulsion from school (not just sport) is aimed at curbing the growing use of steroid and other APEDs in that part of the world.

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Cape Town – Schoolchildren caught doping to gain an edge in sport could face expulsion as a new testing programme launches on Monday.Continue Reading...