Dewhurst Calls for Public Review of Steroids Program

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - Three months into the school year, no Texas prep athletes have been tested for steroids.

And now Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is calling for details of the long-stalled program to be made public next week.

It's unknown when the $6 million mandatory random steroids testing program will start, but it almost certainly won't be until after the high school football season.

Dewhurst said in a statement to The Associated Press that he wants the program in place as quickly as possible, so he is urging the UIL to release program protocol for public review within ten days.

But UIL spokeswoman Kim Rogers said Tuesday she could not guarantee the agency could meet that timetable. Rogers said the program is currently under legal review to, "make sure all of our bases are covered."

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