Two Texas High Schoolers Test Positive For Steroids

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DALLAS -- Two unidentified Texas high school athletes were caught taking unauthorized substances in the nation's largest steroids testing program.

Results were released today by the University Interscholastic
League.

The two-year, six million dollar program approved by the 2007
Legislature led to the screening of more than 10,000 students.

The Associated Press reports athletes who were tested played
sports ranging from football to women's golf.

The two students who tested positive weren't identified by name,
school or sport.

Documents obtained by AP show that a senior tested positive for
the anabolic steroid boldenone. A 10th grader was found using a
steroid called methylandrostandiol.

The UIL says four tests came back unresolved. Three students
refused to be tested.

One athlete left the testing area without cause or approval, and
18 missed the mandatory testing without an excused absence.

Random testing resumes in the fall.
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-- Testing was conducted at 195 schools, testing 6,455 boys and
3,662 girls.

-- More than 3,300 football players were tested, more than three
times the number of any other sport. Seven of those athletes either
tested positive, missed testing because of an unexecused absence,
refused testing or left the testing area.

-- Only one male powerlifter was tested, compared with 377 male
tennis players.




 
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