NFL And Players Agree To New Drug Policies [Update]

The NFLPA voted to approve the NFL's new, less stupid drug testing policies (which also include HGH testing). Reports are that a number of suspended players will be immediately reinstated once this is through, eligible to play this Sunday. » 9/12/14 7:34pm 9/12/14 7:34pm

Report: NFL Drug Testing Is Screwed Up And Screwed Josh Gordon

Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk has some very interesting details about Josh Gordon's failed marijuana test that has him facing a full-season suspension. And if it's true, the NFL's drug testing procedure is more messed up than we could have imagined—and Josh Gordon doesn't deserve a suspension. » 7/29/14 2:59pm 7/29/14 2:59pm

Here Are 9 More Media Companies That Test Employees for Drugs

Earlier this month, Gawker named eight big media companies that continue to screen prospective employees for drug consumption. This drew dozens of emails and hundreds of comments from working journalists willing to talk about their own company’s testing practices. It’s time to spill their secrets. » 7/25/14 8:18am 7/25/14 8:18am

Robert Mathis Picks A PED Fight With The NFL He's Not Going To Win

Robert Mathis's agent is not about to let his client's four-game suspension pass without a fight—and the NFL appears willing to engage him. The agent, Hadley Englehard, and the NFL have waged an unusually public war of words for Mathis's violation of the league's drug policy for what he claims was a prescribed… » 5/19/14 10:28am 5/19/14 10:28am

Steve Weatherford Was Drug Tested One Day After A Career Game

Yesterday, Giants punter Steve Weatherford had a banner day. He led the NFL in net average, had two punts over 65 yards, and placed two inside the 20-yard-line. Today, he had to pee in a cup. » 11/25/13 4:20pm 11/25/13 4:20pm

The SEC Might Get A Uniform Drug-Testing Policy, Which Is Dumb

Some SEC school officials have been pushing for the implementation of a conference-wide substance-abuse policy, a move that would regulate the testing and punishment policies for every school in the conference. Why are they doing this? Because they are sore losers. » 5/30/13 6:13pm 5/30/13 6:13pm

It Now Only Takes One Third As Much Marijuana—Or "Street Drugs"—To Fail…

Maybe you thought the NCAA would be busy covering its ass for illegally paying Nevin Shapiro's attorney to help it gather information to incriminate Miami. But the NCAA is big enough that it can break its own rules while stupidly making other stupid rules even stupider. To that end, it's cracking down on the green… » 1/25/13 5:45pm 1/25/13 5:45pm

1 In 10 MLB Players Took Adderall This Season

As part of MLB's drug testing agreement, the program administrator released a public annual report on the findings from the past year. The latest just landed in our inbox. Let's explore! » 11/30/12 5:15pm 11/30/12 5:15pm

Adderall Is The NFL's Hot New PED Excuse

Giants safety Tyler Sash was banned four games earlier this week, after testing positive for a banned substance. But this was no ordinary failed piss test—Sash claims he was using Adderall, under a doctor's supervision, and Adderall is a drug that the NFL's totally cool with when it's prescribed for a legitimate… » 8/03/12 1:30pm 8/03/12 1:30pm

D.J. Williams Just Kept Giving The NFL Non-Human Urine Samples

Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams was suspended for the first six games of the upcoming season after failing a drug test last year. Williams has been fighting the suspension all the way up to a federal appeals court, but documents filed don't seem like they're going to help his case. » 7/12/12 1:25pm 7/12/12 1:25pm

Hope Solo Failed A Drug Test

On June 15, the day before a USWNT friendly against World No. 2 Sweden, goalkeeper Hope Solo provided a urine sample that tested positive for Canrenone. Canrenone is not a PED, but rather a diuretic, and is sometimes used to flush the system, so it's a USADA banned substance. » 7/09/12 4:25pm 7/09/12 4:25pm

The Scandal Is What The Media's NCAA Scandal Cops Think Is A Scandal

We've been around the block with Yahoo's scandal hunters a time or two, but this latest scoop is really reductioing their worst absurdum into the ground: » 3/06/12 4:30pm 3/06/12 4:30pm

Minor Leaguer Suspended For Refusing Drug Test Says Testers Went To The…

Yesterday, MLB announced that minor leaguer Justin Dowdy is suspended for 50 games for refusing to take a drug test. Dowdy, a former White Sox pick who spent most of last season with the Giants' AAA Fresno Grizzlies, signed last month with the independent Grand Prairie (Texas) AirHogs and so will have to serve his… » 3/01/12 11:45am 3/01/12 11:45am

Ryan Braun's Urine Collector Gives His Side Of The Story

Everyone has a lawyer, and everyone has a statement. Today's comes from Dino Laurenzi, Jr., the employee of Comprehensive Drug Testing responsible for collecting Ryan Braun's sample, and he'd like to clear up just what happened on that fateful October evening. » 2/28/12 4:05pm 2/28/12 4:05pm

How The Doping Case Against Ryan Braun Fell Apart: One Theory

The conventional wisdom on Ryan Braun's overturned doping suspension is that it was a triumph of cautious proceduralism over substantive justice—a victory for protocol and a rare (and for my money not entirely unwelcome) defeat for the drug cops. Baseball's testing program caught a juicer, the thinking goes, but the… » 2/27/12 1:35pm 2/27/12 1:35pm

"I Didn't Really Have To Do, Like, A Ton Of Undercover Digging": Meet…

Curt Hogg is a high-school junior who lives in Brown Deer, Wis. On Feb. 14, he wrote a post on his Milwaukee Brewers fan blog, Plushdamentals, reporting that Ryan Braun's PED urine test sample had been mishandled. Yesterday, the rest of the world learned that Hogg's reporting was correct: Braun avoided a 50-day… » 2/24/12 4:55pm 2/24/12 4:55pm

Ryan Braun Drug Test Saga Now Officially Screwball Comedy

Tom Haudricourt initially reported that Braun's appeal was based on disputing the testing procedures, not his positive test. It looks like we've got more detail, and, oh man: » 2/23/12 6:30pm 2/23/12 6:30pm

Derrick Mason Says Roger Goodell Is A Joke For HGH Stance

This is not going to make America's $1 Commissioner very happy: Derrick Mason, Ravens wide receiver and an NFL vet so tenured that he debuted with the Tennessee Oilers, thinks Roger Goodell is a joke. » 4/06/11 11:55am 4/06/11 11:55am

A Look Inside The NFL's Drug Testing Methods, Chad Ochocinco's Bladder

Mr. Ochocino found this note taped to his locker yesterday. It's just the high-tech, low-margin-for-error procedure we've come to expect from the NFL's steroid testing. » 8/18/10 1:20pm 8/18/10 1:20pm