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Ephedra crackdown a step in the right direction

The NFL's recent decision to ban the stimulant ephedra is a move in the right direction.

Updated: May 22, 2002, 5:19 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Schooled more in the language of labor negotiations than in Latin phraseology, Gene Upshaw nonetheless understands the translation of caveat emptor (buyer beware), and the executive director of the NFL Players Association hopes his constituents do too.

Especially come July 1 when the NFL, in an enlightened move that should be universally applauded, begins testing players for the stimulant ephedra.

Essentially a partner of commissioner Paul Tagliabue in enacting the ban, Upshaw isn't ...

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