Monday, May 04, 2009

Texas Lawmakers Re-Examine Steroid Testing Program for High School Athletes

by Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Is the economy affecting the way Texas is looking at the state's mandatory steriod testing program? According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, there is debate over whether to maintain the $3 million a year program at its current level. In the first two years of testing, only 11-students tested positive...out of the 29,000 tested.

It's my opinion that the testing program seems to be working and is a great deterrent to anyone that might be considering using steroids. I sure hope that budget deficits aren't the overriding factor in this case.

High School Football Huddle readers...what's your opinion? Please way in with a comment.

Click here to read the story in the Houston Chronicle.

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