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The Whizzinator is the best we can do? Patrick Hruby calls on our scientists to come up with better technology.

Updated: May 16, 2005, 1:20 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Special to Page 2

Amid the snickering and, well, more snickering, surrounding Onterrio Smith's possession of a fake plastic penis designed to dupe drug tests, one key point is being ignored.

Athletes are duping drug testers with fake plastic penises.

Look, we can understand injecting THG, a sophisticated synthetic steroid designed to be undetectable. Ditto for using Human Grown Hormone, which requires an invasive, impractical blood test that leagues are loathe to employ. Even inexpensive masking agents ...

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