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NFL Noticeably Absent in Drug Dialogue

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Cycling champion Lance Armstrong has gone from hero to villain for using performance-enhancing drugs, and baseball's Hall of Fame this month elected no one on the writers' ballot because all the eligible superstars were tainted by records or suspicion of "juicing." But while cycling, baseball, track and field and other sports have seen major scandals over steroids, there doesn't seem to be comparable outrage or concern over drugs in football.

 

Drugs can make you bigger, faster and stronger—so it is hard to imagine that they aren't widely used in football, the most physical sport of all. Are athletes in other sports looking for a chemical edge while football players alone go the all-natural route? Just how big can people get through weight training and...

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