August 26, 2014
California HS football player kicked off team for steroid use
At least one Apple Valley football player won’t be playing this year due to steroid use while another is still under investigation.
Apple Valley head coach Frank Pulice said allegations were brought within the last month against two athletes, who he wasn’t allowed to name.
“Allegations were made,” Pulice said. “Coaches and the administration found out about it, and we removed the potential danger.
“We at Apple Valley High School are not going to put anybody on the field that has been suspected of that. We want to field a clean team.”
The players haven’t been allowed to practice with the team while the investigation was ongoing. Pulice said there is no timetable for the investigation on the second player.
CIF-Southern Section bylaws say “all schools shall adopt policies prohibiting the use and abuse of androgenic/anabolic steroids. All member schools shall have participating students and their parent(s)/guardian(s)/caregiver agree that the athlete will not use steroids without the written prescription of a fully licensed physician (as recognized by the AMA) to treat a medical condition” in order to maintain membership with the section.
Also coaches are required to have completed coaching education that emphasizes “the harmful effects associated with the use of steroids and performance-enhancing dietary supplements by adolescents” among other subjects.
The Sun Devils are set to open the season Friday at Silverado.– See more at: http://www.vvdailypress.com/article/20140825/SPORTS/140829873#sthash.1h7K3o87.dpuf