Hoot’s Corner

What Happened In Sayreville?

by J. R. de Szigethy


It is an idyllic example of Suburban American life, a place that Norman Rockwell could have painted. A river runs through it. A place where, on Autumnal Friday nights, thousands of local residents congregate to cheer the young men of the High School’s long-successful football team.… Continue Reading…

Horse racing vet Hughes banned for five years – steroid possession

JOHN HUGHES, a retired Department of Agriculture vet, has been disqualified for five years by the Turf Club after being found in possession of “commercial quantities” of a potent anabolic steroid.

Hughes had been ordered to donate €10,000 to the Kilkenny Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and pay €3,100 in costs by a judge at Carlow District Court in October last year after pleading guilty to possession of the anabolic steroid ethylestrenol under the trade name Nitrotain.… Continue Reading…

Westmoreland County Jail (Pennsylvania) guard accused of selling illegal steroids

A Westmoreland County jail guard is accused of selling illegal steroids on three occasions during the past year to a confidential informant working undercover with state police.

Jacob A. Shaffer, 22, of Hempfield was arraigned Monday on three counts of violating the state’s Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act filed by state police Trooper Teko Angelicchio of Greensburg.… Continue Reading…

Youth steroid use is a global problem: this time Ghana

Attitudes towards use of anabolic–androgenic steroids among Ghanaian high school Students




  • •We investigated prevalence and attitudes towards anabolic steroid (AAS) use in Ghanaian high school students.
  • •Lifetime prevalence of AAS use was 3.8%.
  • •Female gender, parental absence, religiosity, and jogging had significant positive associations with AAS use attitudes.

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Police officer charged with selling steroids online


Hudson County Acting Prosecutor Gaetano T. Gregory announced that Michael Cucciniello, 43, was charged on Friday, Nov. 14 with Obtaining a Controlled Dangerous Substance by Fraud in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-13, a third degree crime. Cucciniello is a police officer with the Secaucus Police Department.

Investigators allege that between the period of Feb.… Continue Reading…

Another bicycle rider fails doping test

Astana at the team presentation of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

The integrity of the Astana team has been brought into question again after the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced on Wednesday that Continental Team Astana rider Victor Okishev failed a test for anabolic androgenic steroids in May.

According to the UCI, Okishev failed the test from a sample taken during the Asian Cycling Championships on May 29.… Continue Reading…

Attn: Parents. You MUST read this article about energy drinks from the American Heart Assoc.

Poison control data show energy drinks and young kids don’t mix

energy drinks

More than 40 percent of 5,156 calls about energy drinks to U.S. poison control centers involved children younger than 6 with some suffering serious cardiac and neurological symptoms, according to a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

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What exactly is HGH? Why would an athlete use it?

By:  Jo Innes who is a real-life doctor and contributor for Sporting News.

The NFL and NFLPA agreed on changes to their drug testing policy this fall, and among those changes is an agreement to begin testing for human growth hormone (HGH). Five teams are selected each week, and eight players from each of those teams are subject to blood tests.Continue Reading…

Ireland: More people using steroids are signing up to drug treatment programmes

A new report finds those using are men with an average age of 24

More people using steroids are signing up to drug treatment programmes

Merchants Quay director Tony Geoghegan

A new report has revealed that a growing number of people who use steroids or performance enhancing drugs are seeking help from Irish drug treatment services.

The study, from Merchants Quay Ireland, says steroid users are at serious risk of physical, psychological and behavioural harm.… Continue Reading…

Ex-Sayreville High School coach indicted on steroid possession charge


Charlie Garcia — the former assistant football coach at Sayreville War Memorial High School who, police say, was pulled over with steroids in his vehicle — has been indicted on drug possession charges.

The formal indictment on a third-degree charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance was filed Wednesday in Somerset County Superior Court.… Continue Reading…