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Friday 02, Jan 2015

  Haloti Ngata Apologizes For Failed Test

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Haloti Ngata Apologizes For Failed Test

Etuini Haloti Ngata, the American football nose tackle and defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League, has rendered an apology to his teammates. On his arrival back this week, Ngata said he made a mistake and is happy that he can help the team with the playoff run.

Haloti Ngata missed the last four games on a suspension for violating the performance enhancing drugs‘ policy of the league. Ngata added he was hugely relieved that the Baltimore Ravens were able to qualify for the post season and he did not have to wait an entire offseason to return to the field. Ngata did not made it clear whether he would be applying for a theraputic use exemption for Adderall.

The suspension of Ngata cost him $2 million — or the equivalent of four game checks — and now the five-time Pro Bowl selection has one year remaining on the five-year, $61 million deal that he signed in September 2011.

The 30-year-old said his suspension was a result of testing positive for Adderall that is commonly used for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Ngata, one of the franchise’s model players on and off the field, said he felt that he let the team, coaches, teammates, and his family down because of the suspension. In his absence, the Baltimore Ravens went 3-1 by beating the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Cleveland Browns, and losing to the Houston Texans.

Ngata returned to the team and practiced on Tuesday for the first time since December 3. Baltimore Ravens next plays the third-seeded and AFC North champion Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in an AFC wild-card game. He remarked his team has dealt with a lot of it and he just feel like he owes these guys, so he is going to do whatever he can to help the team and added he is definitely just ready to be out there again.

Baltimore Ravens’ coach John Harbaugh said it is great to have Ngata back in the team. Harbaugh also remarked Ngata is in good shape and his weight is good. The head coach added Ngata has been training really hard from what he told me, and he looks that way and he thinks Ngata is really appreciative of the opportunity to come back and make a little statement here in the postseason.

Defensive end Chris Canty said even when he wasn’t here, it was tough for Ngata. Canty also remarked we tried to be good teammates and we wanted to be there for him, knowing what he was dealing with, understanding how he was feeling being away from us and we just tried to hold down the fort. Canty also added Ngata was doing the same thing, he was always encouraging us, making sure we’re keeping on top of what we need to be doing. Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee said he knows Ngata is hungry and he has a point to prove. McPhee added he knows Ngata is going to come back playing phenomenal

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Tuesday 17, Jul 2012

  Charlie Sheen took steroids during shoot

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Actor Charlie Sheen has revealed that he took anabolic steroids while he was shooting for sports movie “Major League” to get the grip of the game.

Sheen played Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn, a flamethrower with an edge in the worst-to-first baseball film, “Major League.” The actor is also friend with admitted steroid user, Lenny Dykstra.

Sheen kept his bad boy image mostly on film and his admission in this week’s Sports Illustrated comes at least semi-unexpectedly.

The former “Two and a half men” star added he used anabolic steroids during filming for three months, but soon realized the downside of performance enhancing drugs.

The Anger Management star continued that he had a smart trainer who was a defensive lineman in the National Football League and knew enough sportsmen using steroids.

Friday 15, Jul 2011

  Suspected steroid ring busted by authorities

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Suspected steroid ring busted by authoritiesA suspected steroid ring in Florida that was accused of distributing anti-aging treatments to celebrities and muscle building drugs to professional athletes has been busted by authorities.

At least eight people were arrested in Florida, New York, and Texas, according to officials.

“The recent steroid raid in Florida doesn’t surprise me at all. People from all walks of life now are using performance enhancing substances,” Victor Conte, the head of the BALCO lab who served jail time on steroid distribution charges, told Reuters. “From athletes to movie stars, there seems to be an ever-growing need to find a competitive edge.”

Thursday 26, May 2011

  NFL Commissioner wants HGH testing

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NFL Commissioner wants HGH testingThe National Football League (NFL) will be insisting on a mandatory Human Growth Hormone (HGH) testing in the next labor deal with the players, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The NFL Commissioner said the NFL needs to do more to ensure that banned substances are kept out of the sport.

The use of HGH by NFL players is prohibited by the league, but they do not currently test for it.

Monday 18, Apr 2011

  Teen steroid testing funds reduced

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Teen steroid testing funds reducedThe suicide of his teenage son led Don Hooton to make way for a foundation that now offers anti-steroid information at high schools and colleges across the U.S. and Canada and accepts annual donations from Major League Baseball and the National Football League for the Taylor Hooton Foundation.

The foundation has been receiving appreciation from different quarters and is serving the purpose of its creation.

Hooton, who runs the foundation out of his McKinney home remarked, “We’re going to budget this down to defeating the purpose of the program.”

Monday 28, Mar 2011

  State cuts funds for teen steroid testing

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State cuts funds for teen steroid testingThe anti-steroid message by Don Hooton after his teenage son’s suicide, attributed to steroid use, has never been more in demand.

The foundation created by him offers information at high schools and colleges across the U.S. and Canada and accepts annual donations from Major League Baseball and the National Football League for the Taylor Hooton Foundation.

Hooton, who runs the foundation out of his McKinney home says, “We’re going to budget this down to defeating the purpose of the program.”

Thursday 20, Jan 2011

  Two of the six suspended NFL players respond

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Two of the six suspended NFL players respondTwo of the six players suspended by the National Football League (NFL) for testing positive to drugs are about to challenge the ruling.

The NFL suspended defensive tackles Pat Williams and Kevin Williams of the Minnesota Vikings, a trio of players with the New Orleans Saints – running back Deuce McAllister and defensive ends Will Smith and Charles Grant – and centre Bryan Pittman of the Houston Texans for violating the league’s policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.

The drug in question is Bumetanide, which is a diuretic that can mask the presence of other substances, including steroids.

Monday 08, Nov 2010

  Some retired NFL players could face health problems

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some-retired-nfl-players-could-face-health-problemsSome retired National Football League players could face the same health complications that plague obese men who stick to watching the game.

Dr. R. Todd Hurst of the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona said things that make NFL players invincible on the field also put them at risk when they stop playing.

Dr. Miller found two years ago that retired linemen had an 85-percent chance of developing metabolic syndrome, a constellation of risk factors tied to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

Saturday 23, Oct 2010

  NFL wins ruling in drug test case

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NFL wins ruling in drug test caseThe National Football League (NFL) has won in Minnesota case that threatened to dilute its league wide drug testing policy. This means that Kevin Williams and Pat Williams who violated policy on performance enhancing drugs of NFL will have to serve a four game suspension in the 2010 season.

Hennepin County Judge Gary Larson ruled that the NFL players were not harmed by the failure of NFL to provide notice and it wasn’t enough to block the suspensions.

The N.F.L. originally suspended Kevin Williams and Pat Williams for four games in 2008 after they tested positive for a banned diuretic (bumetanide), which can be used to mask steroids.

Tuesday 19, Oct 2010

  NFL investigators met with steroids dealer

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NFL investigators met with steroids dealerInvestigators from the National Football League (NFL) had a meeting with David Jacobs, the convicted steroids dealer, who said that he provided performance enhancing drugs to professional players, as per a report by the New York Times.

Jacobs, last year, pleased guilty in the federal court for conspiring to possess with an intention of distributing anabolic steroids and was sentenced to probation.

Jacobs has said that he offered steroids and human growth hormone to NFL offensive linesman Matt Lehr and another player.

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