edited: Thursday, October 04, 2007
By George E. Albitz
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007
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BULLS, NOT RIDERS, UNDER STEROIDS CLOUD IN BULL RIDING
The steroids scandals have claimed the latest and perhaps most unlikely suspect yet.
The sport of bull riding may start drug testing some of its athletes not the riders, the bulls.
As if the four-legged beasts that weigh up to 2,200 pounds don't have enough testosterone, some bull owners allegedly are injecting the animals with anabolic steroids.
"Oh, I think damn near everybody's doing it," said Jerry Nelson, one of the sport's top bull owners. "It ain't going to slow down. It's just like baseball, football, whatever. It's not going to slow down until you legislate (against) it."
This reporter questioned one of the suspected bulls who tested positive for mass quantities of steroids and he stated, (through an interpreter) that he never KNOWINGLY took any performance enhancing drugs.
Boy! Aint that one we hear everyday!