Miami-Dade Schools to Introduce Steroid Testing Pilot

After Tony Bosch and a slew of his associates were arrested in connection with providing steroids to MLB players as well as high school athletes on Tuesday, the Miami-Dade School Board introduced a steroid testing pilot program that is slated to begin during the 2014-15 school year. 

District superintendent Alberto Carvalho acknowledged that the program will cost around $73,000. A vendor that has not been made known yet will front the money for the testing. Between the many high school athletes in the district and the cost of the tests, Carvalho and his colleagues are hoping to add private sponsors to fund the project. 

Bosch's signed sworn statement acknowledging that he provided performance-enhancing drugs to 18 South Florida high school boys, aged 15 to 17, among other former Miami-area stars like Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, was one of the driving factors behind this project being pushed to the forefront, but this isn't the state's first rodeo in an effort to combat steroid use at the high school level. After the stunning details of Bosch's operation broke last year, the Florida High School Athletics Association passed two bylaws:

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