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What the NFL could learn from the UFC about PED testing

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The New England Patriots pulled off a comeback rivaling Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry at Super Bowl LI on Sunday. The next day CNN published an unusually in-depth piece by Roni Selig and Dr. Sanjay Gupta on what the NFL can learn from the UFC about anti-doping testing.

The penalty for a first-time offense in the UFC, like WADA and USADA, is a two-year suspension. The case is given a full and fair review; very often the punishment is less than two years. However, the punishment for a test failure in the NFL is four games.

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Post #1   2/7/17 12:33:34PM   

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Q: what could the nfl learn from UFC ped testing?
A: the fastest way to reduce the rosters to punters vs kickers

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Post #2   2/7/17 3:20:29PM   

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Everyone would pop.

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Posted by shaneTpain

Everyone would pop.



That seems very likely. When is the last time a big name NFL player got busted for PEDs? Those guys are some of the biggest and most ripped athletes there are, too.

On the other hand, I guess unlike MMA, athletes in the NFL can all financially afford to use PEDs. Furthermore, I personally like seeing some of the insane feats of athleticism those guys pull off. IMO it doesn't matter that much and arguably improves the entertainment value of the product.

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Post #4   2/7/17 3:48:34PM