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  1. The NFL might be losing its moral compass in light of recent ille...

    Howard Bryant

    The NFL once seemed invincible. But recent developments -- illegal hits, longterm health hazards, misbehaving players, continuing drug issues -- have football's reign over American sports in jeopardy.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2010
  2. Ace Sanders of Jacksonville Jaguars takes leave with suspension l...

    Michael DiRocco

    Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders is taking a leave of absence to deal with 'personal issues,' but he is also facing a four-game suspension for a second violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  3. Roger Goodell at Super Bowl news conference

    Jane McManus

    Although the current NFL collective bargaining agreement with players forbids the use of marijuana as a pain-reliever, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he will continue to evaluate the drug's potential balanced against possible addiction issues.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  4. Is it time for the NFL to embrace marijuana? - ESPN The Magazine

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Howard Bryant writes that it's time for the NFL to embrace a drug that can help relieve players of their pain: marijuana.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  5. Roger Goodell's role in appeals holding up HGH testing in NFL, ac...

    Despite agreement on a number of issues related to HGH testing, a source tells ESPN that testing will not begin until the NFLPA agrees that Roger Goodell will continue to hear appeals on violations of the league's drug policy other than positive tests.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2013
  6. Legal issues for New York Jets' Mike Goodson predate drug, weapon...

    Rich Cimini

    Mike Goodson's legal issues didn't start with last Friday's arrest in New Jersey on drug and weapons charges, which could result in jail time. In his previous NFL stops, with the Panthers and Raiders, his personal life spilled into the courts.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2013
  7. LB Thomas hopes to move past arrest

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- The offseason drug arrest of Chicago Bears second-year linebacker J.T. Thomas remains an unsettled legal issue for the club's 2011 sixth-round draft choice. Thomas was arrested and charged with misdemeanor drug possession in Febr...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  8. Muschamp: No drug issue at Florida

    Edward Aschoff

    Green and Gators just haven't gone well together lately. This year alone, three Florida players -- cornerback Janoris Jenkins and linebackers Chris Martin and Kedric Johnson -- had misdemeanor marijuana-related arrests. Jenkins, an All-SEC perform...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  9. Chaos in the NHLPA, new rules for Rich Rodriguez and much, much m...

    Lester Munson

    RichRod needs some cool new rules, and the NFL takes a legal shot across the bow. Where else but in Lester Munson's wacky world of sports and the law?

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2009
  10. Survey of NFL retirees links steroids use to joint injuries, depr...

    The NFL's steroids era appears to have left a legacy of injuries among those using the performance-enhancing drugs, according to a new survey.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2009
  11. Bryant seeks dismissal of lawsuit against NFL

    Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Bryant has resolved issues raised in his lawsuit against the league over drug testing, according to documents filed Tuesday asking that the complaint be dismissed.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2007
  12. China's performance pipeline is gushing … in plain sight

    Shaun Assael

    The Chinese government talks a good game when it comes to cracking down on the availability of performance-enhancing drugs in advance of the Beijing Olympics, but ESPN The Magazine's Shaun Assael writes that the supply lines are still wide open.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2007
  13. Americans can be hypocrites in the performance-enhancers debate

    Jemele Hill

    Chuckle if you must at cycling's drug problem, but don't turn a blind eye to the same issue in American sports, writes Page 2's Jemele Hill.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2007
  14. Tough year to be a commish

    PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and LPGA commissioner Carolyn Bivens have each had their share of rough patches in '06. Who's had the tougher year?

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2006
  15. Goodell, Upshaw meet on large slate of issues

    Commissioner Roger Goodell met Thursday with union chief Gene Upshaw on a range of issues, including the possibility of expanding testing for performance-enhancing drugs.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2006
  16. Baseball should be better off

    Jim Caple

    Congress has better things to do than worry about baseball. But the sport and its fans should benefit from the new steroid policy.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2005