The freshly crowned Clemson Tigers college football team recently conducted an in-house test sweep of its players and found about 15% of them testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug (PED).

While much of the souths football fans are still angry over the LA-NO no-call game, the national championship college football team is quietly attempting to brush a potential PED scandal under the rug.

Fewer than 20 players were tested at random in a routine NCAA championship drug screening activity, recall failed tests kept three Tigers out of competition during wins over Notre Dame and Alabama.

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Fifteen percent of 20 people is roughly three. The Clemson roster lists 119 players, extrapolating the results of the tests for the entire roster would mathematically indicate some 18 players may be on PEDs. Clemson has stated there will be no more in-house tests until further notice.

Each year the NCAA tests about 1,110 players with just under ten percent testing positive for PEDs including ostarine. Ostarine stimulates steroid hormone receptors — androgen receptors — mimicking testosterone but it can also attack strong muscle and bone. Ostarine is an illegal substance banned by the FDA for human use and is classified as a selective androgen receptor modulator. (SARM)

Recently a bipartisan bill was launched in the US Senate by Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) that would give the DEA and authority to remove all SARMs from the marketplace.

According to Dr. Amy Eichner, Special Advisor on Drug Reference & Supplements at the US Anti-Doping agency said: no acceptable benefits of using ostarine that outweigh the risks for athletes.

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