Big Texas Steroid Sweep Nets 2 Students

More than 10,000 are clean in nation's largest such testing
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2008 6:01 PM CDT
A multimillion dollar Texas program uncovered only two high school students using steroids.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – Texas’s $6-million program to test high school athletes for steroids found two students out of 10,117 were using the drugs, the AP reports. Supporters called the testing, the country's largest, a deterrent, but critics see it as a waste of taxpayer money. About 45,000 students will be tested over two years. The two students caught were multi-sport athletes, but authorities did not say which sports they played.