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  1. Investigations reveal the shadow life of Indianapolis Colts owner...

    Shaun Assael

    Colts owner Jim Irsay's relapse extends further back than the March 2014 mug shot that shocked the NFL; it impacted three families, and involved his longtime girlfriend, who would die from a drug overdose.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  2. Assael - Is it time to weed out old rules on pot?

    Shaun Assael

    Shaun Assael asks, with some states no longer banning marijuana, is it time for leagues to change their policies against recreational use?

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  3. WADA chief bemoans agency's lack of power

    Shaun Assael

    John Fahey, WADA's outgoing president, spent the week complaining about the agency's inability to compel other countries to answer requests or comply to standards, Shaun Assael writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2013
  4. Miguel Tejada, Adderall and a league's leverage

    Shaun Assael

    The case against Miguel Tejada seems to be a clear-cut case of breaking the rules. Simple. Except that it's not. MLB has allowed many players to use Adderall. Why did his exemption end?

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2013
  5. Amphetamines the latest concern in supplement industry

    Shaun Assael

    USADA testing found traces of an amphetamine in a popular supplement. After suspensions for athletes and tests of their own, some of the most unlikely figures in the supplement underground are banding together to blow the whistle on this latest challenge to federal drug laws.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  6. Tennis' lackluster drug testing and what's next

    Shaun Assael

    Tennis doesn't have a lot of doping cases because it doesn't do a lot of testing. But that's only part of the problem facing a sport in which the players are more powerful than ever and able to demand pay hikes, such as the 40 percent raise that will go into effect at Wimbledon.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  7. How Spice helped lead to the downfall of the Auburn Tigers -- ESP...

    Shaun Assael

    In ESPN The Magazine, Shaun Assael writes that as Auburn was barreling toward the 2010 national title, it was struggling to beat a perplexing drug problem. This is the story of how Spice helped lead to the quickest downfall of a BCS champ.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2013
  8. Twelve Auburn Tigers football players failed synthetic pot tests

    Shaun Assael

    The 2010 national champion Auburn Tigers were gripped by an epidemic of synthetic marijuana use that led to a rash of failed drug tests and a decision at the highest levels of the university to keep the results confidential, ESPN has learned.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2013
  9. The File: The doping in sports never stops, even after so many cr...

    Shaun Assael

    Shaun Assael examines the doping cat-and-mouse game in sports, which continues despite high-profile crackdowns.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2011
  10. NFL players not facing drug testing during NFL lockout period

    Shaun Assael

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

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2011
  11. The File: Diana Taurasi defense documents

    Shaun Assael

    Diana Taurasi was fired from her Turkish basketball club after allegedly testing positive for a banned stimulant. The File has acquired some of the documents her legal team is using for her defense, including a passed polygraph test.

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2011
  12. Diana Taurasi passed polygraph test - WNBA

    Shaun Assael

    In December, Turkish basketball club Fenerbahce fired WNBA star Diana Taurasi for allegedly testing positive for Modafinil, a banned stimulant. But Taurasi's defense took a step forward with news that she recently passed a polygraph test.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2011
  13. When Floyd Landis came clean about his performance-enhancing drug...

    Shaun Assael

    The Floyd Landis confession and accusations will scorch the earth, but they won't leave lasting burn marks. Not when the source of the heat is so . . . well, incredible.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2010
  14. Sources: FBI joins probe of Marvin Harrison gun case

    Shaun Assael

    Philadelphia police have enlisted the FBI to help investigate whether the fatal shooting last July is related to an earlier incident in which the victim claimed that he was shot by former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2010
  15. The Dummy's Guide to PEDs - Shaun Assael

    Shaun Assael

    News of performance enhancing drugs pops up all too often these days. But to yap about them is to not understand them. Here's a quick (and dirty) cheat sheet for navigating tomorrow's headlines. And, please don't try these at home.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2009
  16. WWE's Vince McMahon is still a tough target on drug-testing

    Shaun Assael

    Vince McMahon and the WWE have faced it before, so the latest scrutiny of their drug-testing policies is a familiar refrain for them. As Shaun Assael writes, they'll likely weather this storm, too.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2009