AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Another 16,000 steroids tests of Texas
public high school athletes caught eight cheaters.
The University Interscholastic League on Friday released the
latest results of the 2-year-old program. They show that about
45,000 total tests have confirmed 19 cases of steroids use.
Given so few positive results, state lawmakers have agreed to
scale it back over the next two years. The Legislature slashed
spending for the program from $6 million to $2 million.
Besides the eight confirmed tests disclosed Friday, the UIL says
there are another 62 cases deemed "protocol positives."
That happens when an athlete has an unexcused absence on the day
they are selected for testing or refuses to provide a urine sample.
The latest results were from tests conducted from January