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.
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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.
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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