It's Remarkably Easy To Beat NFL Drug Testing

If we’ve learned one thing from his trial...it’s that Aaron Hernandez probably killed a dude or three. But if we’ve learned a second thing from the trial, it’s that Aaron Hernandez smoked a lot of weed. Like, a ton of it, and all the time. Enough to keep even the largest fictional giant in a permanent chill state. And… » 4/06/15 11:35am 4/06/15 11:35am

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

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

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

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