Friday, August 17, 2007

Bears FB blames supplement

Chicago Bears fullback Obafemi Ayanbadejo said he might sue the maker of an over-the-counter supplement after the NFL suspended him for the first four regular-season games without pay for violating the league's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances on Thursday.

Ayanbadejo insisted he did not take steroids, did not knowingly "infringe on the rules of the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy" and that he had passed "60-plus drug tests and never failed one. I've never had a problem at any level -- collegiately, in the NFL," he said. Ayanbadejo said he used a product called Max LMG, which decreases estrogen levels and boosts testosterone, for three weeks in January. He got tested that month, learned in April that he had failed and had an appeal hearing a few days before training camp opened. "I am going to pursue civil action against the company," he said. Ayanbadejo also pointed a finger at himself. He said he should have sent a sample to the league for evaluation before using the product.

Did you ever notice that when people test positive for drugs in any other sport but football, fans are ready to hang the culprit? In the NFL, it seems to be an accepted part of the game and no one cares. Just like when Brian Urlacher dated Paris Hilton knowing full well he would end up with a cluster of blisters in the morning.

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