According to this story just posted on ESPN.com, Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens has been placed in the NFL’s “reasonable cause” testing program for performance-enhancing drugs.
Which means? Owens, who recently botched some telephone calls to set up off-season drug tests, can now be randomly tested up to 24 times a year, for possibly the remainder of his career.
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Seems like an “Oh, shit!” story, but owner Jerry Jones shrugs and says he knew all about the situation when last week he held a press conference officially giving Owens a new contract worth a guaranteed $13 million.
I dunno, just look at T.O.’s 34-year-old body and we’ve all whispered “steroids?” to our beer-bellied buddies. But he’s never had a positive drug test for any illegal substance. And Jerry seems a pretty shrewd business man. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt on this one.
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