DALLAS (AP) - First-year results in the nation's largest
steroid-testing program caught only two Texas high school athletes
A report released Wednesday by the University Interscholastic
League showed 10,117 public high school athletes in Texas were
tested in the debut of the two-year, $6 million program.
UIL spokeswoman Kim Rogers says the two students who tested
postitive are multi-sport athletes, but that the sports they play
are unknown. The UIL didn't release the names of the students, who
according to documents obtained by The Associated Press are a
senior and a 10th-grader.
Four tests came back unresolved and three students refused to be
tested, according to the report.
Supporters say the tests serve as a deterrent. Critics,
including some lawmakers, say the program is an overreaction and
waste of taxpayer dollars.
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