Steroids Strangely Absent From Texas High Schools
The University Scholastic League, which governs high school sports in Texas, today finally released its official, final report on steroid use among young Texas athletes.
The results: Either Texas kids are remarkably clean, or the test was really ineptly done and was easily finessed.
Cups were peed into 10,117 times in the 2007-08 school year.
The number of positive results for illegal substances: 2.
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That's a whole lot of clean pee.
The results match up with media reports that were leaked (Ha!!) last month.
Critics say that schools chose "clean" athletes to take the "random" tests that kids knew about in advance. They question the $3 million annual cost.
It seems they have a point. But the question of steroid abuse by high school athletes is important enough that maybe Texas should see about revamping the program instead of abandoning it.
And if that means no-warning tests on giant linemen from suburban perennial powerhouses (Hello, Katy and Southlake Carroll), then let the pissing begin.
And the moaning, of course.
-- Richard Connelly
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