Thursday, January 25, 2007

Lights Off: New Steroid Policy



According to espn.com, the NFL and the players union have agreed to a stricter policy for testing performance-enhancing drugs. The new policy not only will test for EPO, a blood-boosting substance, but will also cut into the player's signing bonus if they test positive for any type of banned performance-enhancers. This now goes for first time offenders who will already be losing their four game checks during their suspension.

Unlike the MLB players union which is an organized crime family, the NFL players union decided they had to take action after one of their star players tested positive. Players like Shawne "Lights Out" Merriman will now have to hide their protein shakes in the top drawer in a lock-box so that nobody can sprinkle any nandralone into them, as was the case with Merriman's positive test. It wasn't all bad news for the players though. Cocaine, marijuna and other street drugs still do not result in a suspension for first-time offenders.


photo courtesy of benmaller.com

4 comments:

Larry Tarka said...

Have you guys heard of this CC.C Mancrush of the week curse?

First Tom Brady goes down throwing a last minute interception, now A-ROD gets destroyed by R-FED at the aussie open.

This is becoming a trend...

Tatanka said...

If the players are losing signing bonus for testing positive will teams caps be adjusted as well? Maybe the browns trainers can start slipping underperformers like Joe Andruzzi and Kevin Shaffer some HGH and we can get some money back out of their bloated contracts.

Tatanka said...

If the players are losing signing bonus for testing positive will teams caps be adjusted as well? Maybe the browns trainers can start slipping underperformers like Joe Andruzzi and Kevin Shaffer some HGH and we can get some money back out of their bloated contracts.

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