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No drug testing during NFL lockout

Testing experts worry about lack of accountability; some players fear the unknown

Updated: May 18, 2011, 2:52 PM ET
By Shaun Assael | ESPN.com

In a little-noticed side effect of the NFL lockout, the league's drug testing program has been shut down, causing some experts to worry that players may be enjoying a drug holiday and veterans to complain they've been left in the dark about which supplements might unknowingly cause them to test positive when the lockout ends.

Widespread confusion also exists about how the NFL will discipline players who fail drug tests when the lockout ends.

Since the lockout began March 12, the league ...

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