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

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

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