First Positive Steroid Tests of Texas High School Athletes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN -- Two Texas student-athletes have tested positive for steroids among 10,000 Texas high schoolers tested this spring.

The Houston Chronicle reports the National Center for Drug Free Sport's preliminary results are based on 10,407 student-athletes who were tested since February, when state officials launched the
random steroid-testing program mandated by state lawmakers.

The first positive test for anabolic steroid use triggers a 30-day suspension from competition. State officials wouldn't identify the schools in which a student-athlete failed the steroid test.

The steroid-testing program is scheduled to pick back up in the fall, with an estimated 30 percent of student-athletes at 400 Texas public high schools to be randomly tested.

State officials say between 40,000 and 50,000 student-athletes will be tested next school year.

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