Miami: Our Drug Policy Is Tough; No Positive Steroid Tests for Players
(CORAL GABLES, Fla.) — The University of Miami released a statement Thursday in the wake of a Miami New Times report that links Miami Hurricanes trustee Alex Rodriguez with a group of baseball players listed in records of a defunct Florida anti-aging clinic that is alleged to have sold PEDs.
“The University of Miami’s drug-testing policy is consistent with those at most NCAA Division I programs and provides more stringent penalties — including game suspensions for first-time positive results — than many of our peers,” the university said.
Miami officials said that none of the past 10,000 drug tests performed on student-athletes at Miami has shown a positive result for PEDs. Approximately 3,380 student-athletes have been tested since 2005, according to the university’s release.
“The University of Miami’s comprehensive drug testing policy, enacted in 1995, continues to evolve as the methods and reliability of testing have improved and as more drugs have been introduced into the world of competitive sports,” the statement continued.
Rodriguez’s name is on the Miami baseball stadium, after he pledged $3.9 million to a rebuild the structure years ago.
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