An Encouraging Sign Involving Steroids In High Schools

DALLAS (AP) -- First-year results in the nation's largest steroid-testing program caught only two Texas high school athletes cheating.

A report released by the University Interscholastic League says 10,117 public high school athletes in Texas were tested in the debut of the two-year, 6-million-dollar program.

UIL spokeswoman Kim Rogers says the two students who tested
positive are multi-sport athletes, but the sports they play are unknown. The UIL didn't release the names of the students, who according to documents obtained by The Associated Press are a senior and a 10th-grader.

Four tests came back unresolved and three students refused to be tested, according to the report.

Supporters say the tests serve as a deterrent. Critics, including some lawmakers, say the program is an overreaction and waste of taxpayer dollars.


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