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While the sporting world wrings its hands over allegations that Alex Rodriguez used steroids, former NFL (and Kansas Jayhawks!) defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield was sentenced to probation for his role in the BALCO doping scandal.


Stubblefield lied to investigators initially, which is how he ended up in this thing, but then cooperated with the Feds to name names in their seemingly never-ending crusade to do, uh, something about the scourges of steroids, HGH, lying and/or baseball. According to

Stubblefield pleaded guilty before Illston on Jan. 18, 2008, to making a false statement to a federal agent in 2003 when he denied receiving the steroid THG, also known as "the clear," and a blood hormone, EPO, from the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, or BALCO.

He will serve 2 years of probation. As a public service, I'd like to remind all the doped-up athletes out there that lying to federal investigators is a pretty bad idea, especially when telling the truth won't land you in the clink. There's a reason we call you "dumb jocks", I guess.


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