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    I was just watching Fox news and a personal trainer in Dallas who worked with Atlanta Falcons and Cowboys players is going to come forward and name names of players he gave roids to. I dont know all the details but it seemed as though he was a big steroid dealer. It could get very ugly. Im sure it will be all over the news soon.
     
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    This story could have legs if it turns out the classiness of these franchises was chemically enhanced.
     
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    Going by body types, Wilfolk and Brady are safe.
     
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    Maybe he gave some to Mike Vanderjerk during his brief stint with the Cowboys.
     
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    It'll be interesting to see if the same overly righteous people who are ok with sign stealing but have a big problem with videotaping signs wind up getting bitten by this one.

    I think its pretty well accepted and documented that there've been issues with steroids in the NFL... because the nature of the sport is so different than baseball it will likely never be the same type of scandal though.

    Sure players are bigger - but whereas baseball performance of batters is measured in homeruns - i.e. where a 5% boost in individual performance makes all the difference in the world to a player and a team - as opposed to the NFL where, no matter how big you are, you're still just a chess piece in a team sport - its just not going to generate the same type of outrage - nor should it.

    Regardless there are countless former players out there who have "shrunk" considerably, many of whom have become well respected television analysts who's smaller stature is on display every week.

    And yes, I do have my suspicions about certain former Patriots players as well.
     
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    This is one scandal I hope does come out, and comes out big; any denial people may be in needs to be blown away. People need to realise the extent of the use before anything long term can be done about it. IMO it's one of those needs to get ugly before it gets better scenarios.
     
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    This is a league full of players on steroids and HGH. I think everyone just turns a blind eye to it though...No one seems to care about it when it comes to the NFL, but everyone is up in arms when it's baseball players.
     
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    you can also check the story out on sports illustrated.com now.
     
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    Oh God, please let one of them be Michael Vick.

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    I gotta say, the smugness the NFL has shown in relation to baseball ("well, we tackled this problem years ago and instituted a very vigorous testing regime") has always really bugged me. The league is quite obviously rife with steroids and HGH, and the testing regime is for PR more than anything else. And sacrificial lambs like Rodney Harrison get thrown to the wolves once in a while to make the league look tough. Rodney took his punishment like a man, though. He knows what's what.
     
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    To keep in mind:
    what Rodney used - Human Growth Hormone -
    is NOT a "steroid".

    HGH is a natural product of the human body.
    Also banned by the NFL, of course, but
    not a steroid.
     
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    I love Rodney, but the reason he got caught is because he was stupid and careless about it, and not because he was any type of sacrificial lamb for the league. He wasn't caught because of the NFL testing. Actually it seems the only way to get caught is to be careless, and if the players are careful and stealthy enough, they can bypass the testing pretty easily (for steroids that is...for HGH since there is no reliable testing, you really have to be dumb about it to get caught).

    But yes, it was refreshing not to hear a lame excuse and instead an apology from a player.
     
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    It's definitely a performance enhancing drug though and an unfair competitive advantage.
     
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    Oh, I know that. My point is that the guys who get caught generally do something stupid that gets them caught, but they are necessary for the league so the league can run around pointing at them as examples of how tough they are on "cheaters." The fact that Rodney wasn't caught by the testing regime was a bit awkward for the league, no doubt, but generally people ignored that part of the story for whatever reason. The fact the media folks ignores stuff like that but made such a huge deal out of some stupid videotaping of signals has been one of my biggest annoyances in the whole thing.

    The self-righteousness of the whole smarmy lot of them is just so aggravating.
     
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    Please clarify. Tom Brady is safe. Now Kyle Brady........
     
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