Bigger is better

Originally Published: January 25, 2005
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Anabolic steroids, a synthetic version of the male sex hormone testosterone, were created in the 1930s. In World War II, the Germans used them on their soldiers and prisoners and a decade later European weightlifters discovered the benefits of increased training and enhanced musculature.

Steroids probably infiltrated the NFL in the 1960s, but by the '70s they were a standard part of the training regimen for players along the line. While there were questions about the dangers of steroids ...

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