Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Now Here's a Steroid Policy

The contrarian in me has been watching all the criticism about baseball's steroid testing policy and wondering: are the other leagues really all that better? Baseball has been getting bashed for not having a strong testing policy, but is MLB's weak policy really so unusual (this is setting aside the Olympics, which do seem to test pretty aggressively)? Well here's an interesting story that just came out about Deion Sanders. Apparently, he failed a steroid test at the beginning of last season as he was making his comeback to the NFL. What does the NFL do? It tests him every week of the season, and presumably the punishment would have been severe if he had failed any of the tests. That is the kind of policy you have if you're serious about keeping your players clean.


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