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Six Gatesville, TX high school players suspended – Steroids supplied by former coach

District 13-4A superintendents voted 3-1 Friday to suspend for 30 days six Gatesville High School players accused of using steroids provided by a former coach.

The ruling by the District Executive Committee at the 11:30 a.m. meeting in Lampasas takes effect today and has no impact on games played prior to tonight.… Continue Reading...

Jalen Collins suspended 10 games for second PED violation

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins, who started in Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots, has been suspended without pay for the first 10 games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Collins is due to make $928,440 this season.… Continue Reading...

IFAF strip USA Football of membership following anti-doping violations

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The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) has withdrawn its recognition of USA Football as the national governing body of the sport in their country due to “multiple, continuous and ongoing violations” of the organisations’s anti-doping code.

The IFAF has terminated USA Football’s membership with immediate effect.

They claims USA Football has made it impossible for the Doping Free Sport Unit (DFSU) of the Global Association of International Sport Federations (GAISF) to implement an out of competition control system in the US.… Continue Reading...

Harvard study: NFL should offer treatment for performance-enhancing drug users

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The National Football League should consider providing treatment to any player caught using performance-enhancing drugs, according to a new Harvard University study.

The recommendation was one of several put forward by researchers from the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

“NFL football has a storied history and holds an important place in this country,” the authors wrote, while noting the NFL is the top-grossing pro sports league in the United States with 2017 revenues expected to reach $14 billion.… Continue Reading...

Ex-Boise State QB tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug

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Former Boise State quarterback Rathen Ricedorff tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug this spring, which led to his eventual departure from the football team, a source close to the program told the Idaho Statesman.

The school announced on April 18 that the junior quarterback was no longer with the team, 10 days after the end of spring practices.… Continue Reading...

NFL suspends Rams WR Mike Thomas 4 games, cites PEDs policy

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Mike Thomas, the Los Angeles Rams‘ second-year receiver, has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, the league said Friday.

Thomas will be eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games, but won’t be eligible for the Rams’ 53-man roster until Oct.… Continue Reading...

Bills WR Walt Powell Suspended 4 Games for Failed PED Test

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Walt Powell was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 NFL season Thursday for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. 

Chris Brown of the Bills’ official website confirmed the news.

Powell, 25, made 14 receptions for 142 yards in 2016. He has been with the Bills since midway through the 2015 season.… Continue Reading...

Cowboys David Irving Facing Suspension for Failed PED Test

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Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving is reportedly facing a suspension due to a failed performance-enhancing drug test.

Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan was the first to report the news, and Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole later confirmed.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Irving is facing a four-game suspension stemming from the use of a product he had a marketing deal with.… Continue Reading...

Indiana asst. football coach arrested for smuggling steroids

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Ryan Grace – High School Football Coach

Ryan Grace gained respect as an assistant coach for Charlestown High in Indiana. All the goodwill he built came crashing down Wednesday when he was arrested for possession of steroids which he allegedly smuggled in from across the globe.

As reported by Louisville Fox affiliate WDRB, Grace was arrested as part of an illegal drug roundup campaign in Floyd and Clark counties in Indiana called “Operation Icebreaker.” After he was seen picking up an illegal package at the post office in Jeffersonville, Ind., authorities gained a search warrant for his house.… Continue Reading...

Ex-Steelers team doctor convicted of steroids trafficking

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A federal jury in Pittsburgh convicted a former Steelers team doctor Tuesday on charges of trafficking in anabolic steroids, human growth hormones and painkillers.

“While a physician, (Dr. Richard A.) Rydze used his prescribing pad in place of his ATM card, doling out steroids to enrich himself and flooding the community with dangerous painkillers,” said David A.… Continue Reading...