What substances are prohibited? Anabolic steroids and related substances. Growth hormones and beta-2-agonists, such as Clenbuterol. Human chorionic gonadatropin. Diuretics and other masking agents. Dietary "supplements" containing prohibited substances.
When are players tested? All players in preseason. Random weekly preseason, regular-season and postseason tests, and periodic offseason tests with players selected by computer on a coded or "blind" basis. Reasonable-cause testing for players with prior steroid involvement or where medical or behavioral evidence warrants.
What happens if a player violates the policy? First positive test: medical evaluation (if adviser directs) and suspension for four regular-season and; or postseason games. Second positive test: medical evaluation (if adviser directs) and suspension for six regular-season and; or postseason games. Positive test in preseason: two-week preseason suspension in addition to suspension for prescribed number of regular-season and; or postseason games. Third positive test: minimum one-year suspension. Players will not be paid during suspensions. Players are subject to discipline for positive tests at any time during the year.
What if a player fails or refuses to take a test? Failure or refusal to take a test will warrant disciplinary action by the commissioner, as will efforts to evade or distort test results.
How can a player appeal a test result? Players may appeal test results and; or discipline to the commissioner. They are offered a hearing and may be represented by counsel. BANNED BY THE NFL
Generic names of the anabolic/androgenic steroids Androstenediol Mesterolone Androstenedione Methandienone Bolasterone Methandriol Boldenone Methenolone Clostebol Methyltestosterone Dehyrochlormethyltestosterone 19-Nortestosterone (Nandrolone) Dehydroepiandrosterone Oxandrolone Dromostanolone Oxymesterone Ethylestrenol Stanozolol Fluoxymesterone Testosterone Furzaebol Trenbolone 17- Hydroxypregnenedione 17-Hydroxyprogesterone
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