Steroids in Football


AP Steroid Investigation Looks at Rapid Weight Gains in College Football Players

Far less than one percent of college football players test positive for anabolic steroids or performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). But rapid and dramatic weight gains by thousands of players suggest that the use of anabolic steroids is widespread according to an investigation by the Associated Press. [Read more…]


Philadelphia Eagles Distance Themselves from Steroids Possessed by Coach’s Son

The Philadelphia Eagles have been forced to defend their organization from suspicions of anabolic steroid use by its players after the late son of head coach Andy Reid was found to be in possession of several vials of steroids at the time of his death. [Read more…]


Congress Wants to Protect the Children with Hearings on Growth Hormone Testing

Congressional leaders continue to grandstand on the issue of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) in sports. The same Congressmen who led the charge in the Congressional hearings on steroids in Major League Baseball (MLB) have now turned their attention to the National Football League (NFL). [Read more…]


Steroids Blamed for Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide

Larry Fine, a sports reporter for Reuters, recently acknowledged that the reasons behind the Kansas City Chiefs Jovan Belcher murder-suicide may never be known. But he felt free to speculate about three possible causes. The include anabolic steroids, the jock culture of violence against women and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (a degenerative brain condition caused by repeated concussions). [Read more…]


NFL Players Would Rather Admit Using Adderall (Amphetamines) Than Anabolic Steroids

Adderall, the popular amphetamine-based drug used to treat attention-deficit disorder (ADD), has become the “trendy” drug of choice among professional football players who have failed anti-doping tests. But since the National Football League (NFL) isn’t required to disclose the banned substance resulting in the adverse analytical positive, many people have speculated that these so-called Adderall cases are really anabolic steroid positives. [Read more…]


Former Pittsburgh Steeler Doctor Indicted on Steroid Distribution Charges

Dr. Richard Rydze, a former doctor for the Pittsburgh Steelers professional football team, was indicted on 185 counts involving the illegal distribution of anabolic steroids, human growth hormone and oxycodone in addition to healthcare fraud and obstruction of justice. [Read more…]


Steroid Scandal at Austin Peay State University Football Program?

An Austin Peay State University (APSU) football player was busted selling anabolic steroids to an undercover cop only four days before his team’s home opener against the University of Tennesse Martin. Cody Tucker, the starting senior fullback for APSU, was suspended indefinitely for violating an unspecified team policy after sports administrators learned of his arrest on September 18, 2012. [Read more…]


Junior College Baseball Player Busted Selling Steroids to Teammates

A junior college baseball player was caught selling anabolic steroids after an investigation by Idaho State Police. William Robert “Billy Bob” Ward, a third baseball for the College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagles, was arrested and charged with three felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance (anabolic steroids).  Ward allegedly sold $2,900 worth of anabolic steroids to a confidential informant secretly working with the Idaho State Police. [Read more…]


Former University of North Dakota Football Players Linked to Anabolic Steroids

Law enforcement officers have recently been busting college athletes who use steroids even when the steroid testing program administered by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has failed to detect the use of such drugs. Police in Grand Forks County recently uncovered anabolic steroids at the home of three players for the 2011 University of North Dakota football team. [Read more…]


Police Discover Steroids After Brawl Involving Colorado State Football Players

A trio of college football students have brought attention to their alleged use of anabolic steroids, and possibly human growth hormone (hGH), via their involvement in a beating of two undergraduate students at the Colorado State University (CSU) on Friday, April 6, 2012. CSU football players Mike Orakpo, Colton Paulhus and Nordly Capi and CSU freshman student Donny Gocha have been charged with “disorderly conduct” which is a class 3 misdemeanor under state law. [Read more…]