Law & Policy: Drugs & Alcohol
- Court Filings Describe NFL's Painkiller Problems
by Rick Maese March 2017
National Football League teams violated federal laws governing prescription drugs, disregarded guidance from the Drug Enforcement Administration on how to store, track, transport and distribute controlled substances, and plied their players with powerful painkillers and anti-inflammatories each season, according to sealed court documents contained in a federal lawsuit filed by former players.
- U.S. Athletes Are Drug Tested Constantly
by Christine Brennan March 2017
One of the best-kept secrets in sports is that U.S. Olympic athletes allow their privacy to be invaded on a regular basis for the honor of representing their nation at the Olympic Games.
- Baylor Produces Text Evidence; Briles Drops Libel Suit
by Courtney Cameron February 2017
A new lawsuit was filed Thursday by seven Baylor officials, several school regents and the interim university president among them, accusing former head football coach Art Briles and other members of the athletics administration of conspiring to keep hidden multiple counts of athlete misconduct.
- Falcons' Use of Painkillers Scrutinized
by D. Orlando Ledbetter February 2017
In May 2010, the Falcons became so concerned about the "excessive" reliance on painkillers by players that the issue eventually reached the desk of owner Arthur Blank, a recent court filing said.
- Rutgers Revises Drug Policy, Eases Marijuana Penalties
by Jason Scott January 2017
A new drug testing policy at Rutgers, implemented last August, relaxes penalties student-athletes receive if they are found to have used marijuana. The new policy creates a distinction between penalties for marijuana and other drugs, including hard drugs such as cocaine or heroin, or performance enhancing drugs.
- Opinion: No Dopers Should Be Allowed in Hall of Fame
by Telegram & Gazette January 2017
Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, is the sport’s pantheon to its greatest players (and executives, managers, umpires and writers), but not only that: It is a kind of national shrine.
- Does Binge Drinking Decrease When Colleges Sell Beer?
by Frank Fitzpatrick January 2017
During the soon-to-be-completed 2016 football season, more than three dozen Division I schools, including Temple, peddled beer and sometimes wine at football games often populated by thousands of underage students.
- Blue Jays Incident Revives Call for Beer Can Ban
by Courtney Cameron October 2016
Almost a year after fans’ behavior led to a beer can ban in the upper decks of Toronto Blue Jays’ Rogers Centre for the remainder of the AL Championship Series, a new incident threatens to revive the ban.
- Penn State Pushes for Liquor License
by Jason Scott February 2016
Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour has reportedly asked the Board of Trustees to approve increased alcohol sales at on-campus athletic venues.
- Understanding the Ultimate Risks of Teenage Steroid Use
by Paul Steinbach January 2016
This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
The signs of steroid use were there. Taylor Hooton had put on 30 pounds of muscle in less than three months.