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New Jersey offers early look at steroid testing in high schools

Updated: May 30, 2007, 6:04 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

They were tired and hungry and had just lost in the state semifinals. Then 12 backups on the Union High School football team were dispatched to the locker room to submit urine samples and be part of history last fall.

This is a snippet of life in New Jersey, which became the first state to implement mandatory steroid testing for high school athletes. It was groundbreaking, requiring 500 high school athletes to submit to steroid testing during the school year.

It is a syringe ...

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