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Berrios ‘proud’ to join fight against PEDs

SEATTLE — When the Taylor Hooton Foundation approached José Berríos about a role with its Advisory Board, the Twins’ starting pitcher eagerly asked when he could start and how he could help.

Berrios is one of 42 active Major Leaguers taking on the role for the organization, which advocates against performance-enhancing drug use by American youth.… Continue Reading...

Taillon tabbed as Pirates’ Hooton Foundation rep

SAN DIEGO — Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon is the team’s representative on the advisory board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, an organization that advocates against youth using appearance- and performance-enhancing substances.

Taillon is a natural fit, given his all-natural upbringing. He said his mom, Christie, was a role model for healthy living.… Continue Reading...

NFL Rumors: Patrick Peterson Reportedly Suspended 6 Games for Positive PED Test

NFC cornerback Patrick Peterson in action during Pro Bowl NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

The Arizona Cardinals will reportedly be without one of their best players and defensive leaders for a significant portion of the 2019 season.

On Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported cornerback Patrick Peterson was suspended for violating the NFL‘s performance-enhancing drug policy. Schefter noted the eight-time Pro Bowler dropped his appeal and will be suspended for six games.… Continue Reading...

Owings, Gordon proud to fight against PEDs

Royals duo raising awareness with Taylor Hooton Foundation

ANAHEIM — For 15 years, the Taylor Hooton Foundation has been educating young athletes about the dangers of anabolic steroid usage. Royals utility man Chris Owings is proud to be a part of their mission.

“I think it’s just about raising awareness,” said Owings, who became a THF board member while he was with the D-backs in 2017.… Continue Reading...

Cesar Sayoc Blames Steroids for Prompting Him to Mail Pipe Bombs to Trump Critics

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(NEW YORK) — A Florida man who mailed crudely made pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump said he abused steroids for over 40 years, an issue his lawyers say they’ll cite at sentencing.

Cesar Sayoc made the assertion in lengthy and rambling letters to a federal judge that were posted in his court case file Tuesday.… Continue Reading...

Performance-enhancing drugs may increase risk of teen cocaine abuse, impair fertility

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Orlando, Fla. (April 8, 2019)–Performance-enhancing steroid use could increase the risk of cocaine use and addiction in teens, according to a new rodent study. The combination of these drugs could also impair fertility in young women. The research will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, Fla.… Continue Reading...

Dallas man admits role in importing steroids from Asia, selling them across U.S.

A Dallas man admitted this week to taking part in a scheme to import illegal steroids from Asia and sell them throughout the United States.

Christopher Crotty, 34, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to one count of possession of steroids with intent to distribute.

Authorities said Ryan Conor Savage, 36, of Fort Worth began importing steroids in 2015 and Crotty joined the partnership in early 2017.

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Stimulants found in dietary supplements

Many dietary supplements contain ingredients that are known stimulants or have stimulant-like effects. That is, they can raise heart rate and blood pressure and otherwise increase nervous system activity, with potentially harmful effects, especially if used before or during exercise. One of the best ways a consumer can control his or her intake of stimulants is to read the Supplement Facts panel and other information on the labels and websites of dietary supplement products.… Continue Reading...

Enough with the PED excuses

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

 
MARCH 9, 2019

We interrupt the serenity of Red Sox spring training to bring you a dose of PED reality, courtesy of Major League Baseball. It fired a fastball through Fort Myers, Fla., this past week and nailed knuckleballing reliever Steven Wright with an 80-game suspension.

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NCAA confirms suspension of Clemson star DT Dexter Lawrence

Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence will not play against No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl after the NCAA confirmed a suspension Thursday for a failed test for performance-enhancing drugs, possibly ending the talented junior’s college career.

Lawrence is one of three Clemson players who tested positive for ostarine, a substance used to treat osteoporosis that can act like an anabolic steroid.

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