Texas High School athletes shouldn't be tested for steroids any more, the state's Sunset Commission says, because the state's "steroid testing program is no longer effective."
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Since 2008, the year the program started, it has confirmed 40 positive tests -- less than one-half of 1 percent of all students tested. It's cost the state almost $10 million. According to the commission, Texas is one of only three states currently testing high school athletes for steroids.
Changing attitudes and the Texas Legislature are responsible for the committee's recommendation that the state's high school sports governing body, the University Interscholastic League, shut down the program.More »