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Players Fear Accidental Use Of Drugs

from the CP via Slam,
"I think this is the thing that scares players right now," Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Allison said after practice Friday. "I could go to GNC or whatever, buy something to keep my weight on, read the package and it looks good, the next thing you know you get a positive test and people are saying you're cheating, which isn't true.
more from the Columbus Dispatch,
For all the trouble and embarrassment the steroid announcement caused him and the Blue Jackets — he is the first NHL player who ever tested positive for steroids — it was pretty much business as usual last night in Nationwide Arena. The fans didn’t boo Berard. They didn’t hold up signs that expressed their anger or even their extreme disappointment with him. They might have been unhappy with him for the three St. Louis goals that were scored when he was on the ice, but there was no indication they even noticed that. And from the way they acted, they apparently don’t feel even the least bit betrayed by his steroid test.
read on Brendan Shanahan on steroid use in the NHL-
"Are guys going to get discovered? Sure, we've got over 700 players; we're going to have the odd guy," Shanahan said Friday. "But I've been playing for 18 years, and I've never heard a player talk about its benefits, I've never heard of a player taking it; I've never suspected a player I've played with is taking it."
- Detroit Free Press

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