Tag: drug testing
The following article was written by Spencer Wingate.
Denver Broncos linebacker DJ Williams and defensive lineman Ryan McBean were each recently suspended six games without pay for violating the NFL’s performance enhancement policy. The players maintain they are innocent and have filed a lawsuit against the league to have the suspensions overturned.
The players failed the test in August because they allegedly substituted a non-human specimen during their urine tests. The collector during the testing has since been fired by the NFL for breaching protocol and procedural irregularities. Williams’ lawyer, Peter R. Ginsberg, stated the collector tampered with testing procedure and submitted urine samples to the league that were not human. The suit, filed in Denver District Court Monday, also alleges that the NFL violated chain of custody procedure during the appeal process. When Williams and McBean appealed the …
The following article was written by Cyle Kiger.
A focus in all major sports continues to be drug testing and the use of Human Growth Hormone (HGH). Add the National Hockey League to the list in strengthening its own policy with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The Chicago Tribune reported that the WADA has had conversations with the NHL and its players association about the topic. WADA would like to have the framework for a new drug testing policy in place before the end of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Currently, it is thought that the NHL has the weakest anti-doping program of the four big leagues in the US.
NFL Policy on Anabolic Steroids and Related Substances – 2010
In general, the NFL prohibits the use of anabolic steroids, stimulants and growth agents. Masking agents are considered a prohibited substance along with anabolic …