NFL Gives Advance Notice for Steroid Tests?

The National Football League (NFL) has masterfully handled the public relations of their drug testing program. The NFL has largely escaped the steroid scandals that have engulfed Major League Baseball (MLB) in the past decade. It isn’t because NFL has eliminated steroids from football. It isn’t because steroid use is lower in football than baseball. It’s simply a matter of PR that has created the perception among the general public and sportswriters that the NFL’s Policy on Anabolic Steroids and Related Substances is effective and steroid use isn’t a problem.

Maybe giving football players advance notice of steroid tests helps minimize any problematic failed steroid tests as well. The Wall Street Journal recounts an incident last week during the Green Bay Packers – Philadelphia Eagles playoff  game where a reporter observed a player receiving advance notice of a steroid test from the team’s head trainer [Read more…]


Football Player Sentenced for Crime that Led to Waterloo Steroid Scandal

The former University of Waterloo football player that committed the crime “that ultimately brought down his former team in a steroid scandal that made international headlines” was sentenced to a 9-month conditional sentence of house arrest.   [Read more…]


World Anti-Doping Agency Releases an iPhone App

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has officially released an application that can be downloaded from Apple’s iPhone App Store.  The application is simply a mobile-friendly version of the “List of Prohibited Substances and Methods” that appears on the orgnization’s website.   [Read more…]


Marathon Runners Use Steroids Too?

Lithuania marathon runner Zivile Balciunaite failed the testosterone/epitestosterone ratio (T/E ratio) anti-doping test at the 2010 European Athletics Championship in Barcelona in July. The Lithuanian Athletics Federation has suspended her until they complete their investigation into the positive doping test. [Read more…]