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Now Gamers Will Be Drug Tested, Too

After big-name player makes Adderall boast

(Newser) - If you still have a hard time buying the notion that gamers are professional athletes, maybe this doping scandal will help. The Electronic Sports League plans to conduct random drug tests at future tournaments after a big-name player 'fessed up, reports the Wall Street Journal . Anything off-limits to more... More »

Missouri School to Cut Kids' Hair for Drug Test

60 strands will be cut from students—and participation is mandatory

(Newser) - One Kansas City high school is taking the war on drugs to the next level. Beginning this fall, Rockhurst High School will require students to submit their hair for random drug tests, reports KSHB . In a somewhat bizarre-sounding process, a staff member who happens to be a barber will cut... More »

Judge to Florida: You Can't Drug-Test State Workers

Governor Rick Scott's directive called unconstitutional

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott's plan to give random drug tests to state workers just ran into a big problem: the Fourth Amendment. A federal judge ruled that Scott's directive to have the state's 85,000 employees submit to surprise tests violates the Constitution's protection against unreasonable... More »

Is Drug Testing Responsible for Wave of Injuries?

(Newser) - Major League Baseball is in the midst of an injury epidemic, the New York Times reports, and hurting teams want to know why. Injuries are up 26% from 2006—the Mets alone have lost nearly a quarter of their opening day roster. One potential reason: 2006 is when the league... More »

Makers of Whizzinator Plead Guilty

Fake penis meant to scam drug tests could land pair in prison

(Newser) - The intrepid entrepreneurs behind the Whizzinator have pleaded guilty to two charges of conspiracy in US federal court, the BBC reports. George Wills and Robert Catalano sold the prosthetic penis, which helps customers pass drug tests by storing and heating fake urine samples, online for 3 years. They could face... More »

Carl Lewis Hints at Bolt Drug Connection

US great says Jamaica's testing policy puts Olympic feats in question

(Newser) - US Olympic great Carl Lewis says Jamaica needs to toughen its drug policy before he’ll take Usain Bolt’s sprinting feats seriously. “I think there are some issues,” Lewis tells Sports Illustrated. “No one is accusing anyone. But don’t live by a different rule and... More »

NFL Drug Testers to Keep Eye on Owens

Cowboys star missed test in midst of contract negotiations

(Newser) - Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens has been put on the NFL's "reasonable cause" group for drug screening after failing to make himself available for a random test, ESPN reports. Owens' "plausible" excuse for not returning the league's calls on that day has saved him from disciplinary action,... More »

Over-Testing of Rodriguez Raises Questions

Yankees' slugger may have implicated self with defense of drug policy

(Newser) - "Last year, I got tested 9 to 10 times," Alex Rodriguez told reporters yesterday. The high number of tests raises questions, according to the New York Times. MLB mandates two tests a year per player, plus 600 random tests, for which "There is no limit on the... More »

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