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The NBA has a PEDs problem

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[2011] Derrick Rose on PEDs: “It’s huge, and I think we need a level playing field”

In the history of the NBA, no more than two players have tested positive for PEDs in a single season. It’s November 6th, and we already have three. Wilson Chandler tested positive for Ipamorelin in August, DeAndre Ayton was recently suspended for a diuretic, and now John Collins tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2.… Continue Reading...

Three NBA players have each been given 25 game suspensions this year for PEDs

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Three weeks into the 2019-20 NBA season, three players have tested positive for banned substances, resulting in 25-game suspensions. In late August, Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler tested positive for Ipamorelin. In late October, Hawks center Deandre Ayton tested positive for a diuretic. On Nov. 5, Hawks big man John Collins tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2.… Continue Reading...

Falcons host interactive camp to educate moms about football safety

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Brian Parker of the Taylor Hooton Foundation addresses Moms

ATLANTA – Mothers used to cheering from the sidelines are learning important lessons about football in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Atlanta Falcons are in the fifth year of a special mother’s education. 

Once a year, moms come together and learn football.

Statistics suggests a decline in football participation. 

Falcons Vice President of Community Relations Chris Millman is hoping to change that.… Continue Reading...

Michael Phelps On Doping: One Failed Test And You Should Never Be Allowed To Compete Again

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(CNN) — Swimming legend and Baltimore native Michael Phelps is more likely to jump in a ball pool than a swimming pool these days.

The 28-time Olympic medalist, who retired from competition after the 2016 Rio Games, became a father for a third time in September when his wife Nicole gave birth to baby boy Maverick.… Continue Reading...

Drug dealers are peddling steroids on Facebook and YouTube

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The sale of illicit wares across social media platforms is raising questions about how well the companies are policing their sites.

September 16 at 6:00 AM

Drug dealers are turning to Facebook and other popular social media sites to peddle steroids, which are illegal without a prescription, raising more questions about whether the companies are properly policing their platforms.… Continue Reading...

STATEMENT BY DON HOOTON re: Digital Citizens Alliance Report on Digital Platforms Enabling the Sale of Illegal Appearance and Performance-Enhancing Drugs

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, September 16, 2019

 

STATEMENT BY DON HOOTON

Founder and Executive Chairman, Taylor Hooton Foundation

RE: Digital Citizens Alliance Report on Digital Platforms Enabling

the Sale of Illegal Appearance and Performance-Enhancing Drugs

 

“This is a bone-chilling report and should serve as a call to action for these popular digital platforms that the advertising and sale of these extremely dangerous and illegal substances on their sites must stop.… Continue Reading...

Facebook and Google Offer Haven for Sale of Illegal Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs, Investigation Finds

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Published Sunday, September 15, 2019

Drug Dealers Advertise and Sell Illegal Drugs as Online Platforms Ignore

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2019 — Americans who rely on illegal and potentially dangerous appearance and performance enhancing drugs to improve their physical appearance or step up their athletic performance are aided by three unlikely partners – drug dealers, Facebook and Google — according to a Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA) / Global Intellectual Property Enforcement Center Worldwide (GIPEC) investigation.

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Fake drug test that reveals that male basketball player was pregnant (Not!)

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D.J. Cooper was suspended by FIBA in Europe for faking a drug test last year that revealed he was pregnant.

 

D..J. Cooper stepped away from AS Monaco late in 2018 for “family reasons,” though he attempted to join the Bosnian national team as a naturalized player later that year.

The former Ohio University standout never made it, however, and was instead handed a two-year suspension from FIBA for failing a drug test.… Continue Reading...

BRINGING CLARITY TO THE MURKY WORLD OF SPORTS SUPPLEMENTS

Americans gorge themselves on vitamins and protein powders, hoping for personal transformation. But what does the science say?LARRY WASHBURN/GETTY IMAGES

Americans gorge themselves on vitamins and protein powders, hoping for personal transformation. But what does the science say?LARRY WASHBURN/GETTY IMAGES

LEBRON JAMES HAS a cramp. It’s the final minutes of a 2014 playoff game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. With his team down by four points, James takes a quick step, beats his defender, and jumps, sending the ball in a high arc toward the basket.… Continue Reading...

BRINGING CLARITY TO THE MURKY WORLD OF SPORTS SUPPLEMENTS

Americans gorge themselves on vitamins and protein powders, hoping for personal transformation. But what does the science say?LARRY WASHBURN/GETTY IMAGES

Americans gorge themselves on vitamins and protein powders, hoping for personal transformation. But what does the science say?LARRY WASHBURN/GETTY IMAGES

LEBRON JAMES HAS a cramp. It’s the final minutes of a 2014 playoff game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. With his team down by four points, James takes a quick step, beats his defender, and jumps, sending the ball in a high arc toward the basket.… Continue Reading...