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Gheyhomophag was hurt for both games last year.

Has Kris Jenkins had a clear shot at Brady since he was cheated out of a ring with the Panthers?

Who cheated?

Six Panthers Reportedly Used Steroids During 2003 Season

Posted: 12:56 pm EDT August 28, 2006

Charlotte, NC -- (Sports Network) - Six members of the 2003 NFC champion Carolina Panthers reportedly used performance-enhancing drugs during the club's road to the Super Bowl.

A Charlotte Observer article early Monday sent shockwaves through the NFL community, as the newspaper reported that six members of the team, including three starting offensive linemen, used an array of steroids.

The newspaper dissected medical records that were made public in court documents released in conjunction with a federal steroids case against Dr. James Shortt, a South Carolina physician who was sentenced last month to one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty to distributing steroids and human growth hormone.

The documents revealed that the players were given several refillable steroid prescriptions. Some of these substances produced appearance-altering symptoms, prompting more prescriptions to correct the problem.

Those implicated in a report composed by steroids expert Dr. Gary Wadler were center Jeff Mitchell, tackle Todd Steussie, guard Kevin Donnalley, tight end Wesley Walls, defensive lineman Henry Taylor and practice squad lineman Louis Williams. The names were blacked out on the report filed with the court, but the Observer used previous reports and other public records to determine their identities.

Steussie is the only player still on an NFL roster, as the veteran is beginning his first season with the St. Louis Rams.

In one of the newspaper's stunning revelations, Steussie and Williams were reportedly given prescriptions for a combined five NFL-banned substances just one week before Carolina left for the Super Bowl in Houston.

According to Wadler's report, all six players were prescribed or reported using HGH, which has become a common performance-enhancing drug because professional sports such as the NFL and Major League Baseball have yet to approve a test for it, making the drug almost undetectable.

The domino effect may have reached at least two other NFL teams, as records show Steussie kept obtaining prescriptions for banned substances from Shortt after joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March 2004.

Taylor received prescriptions for testosterone cream, testosterone lozenges and HGH from Short between April and July 2002 while with the Miami Dolphins.

The information included in the report came directly from the players' medical records, which were confiscated during a September 2004 raid of Shortt's West Columbia office.

Two other former Panthers, defensive end John Milem and punter Todd Sauerbrun, were previously identified by prosecutors as recipients of banned substances from Shortt. However, the newspaper reported that neither player was named in this report.

According to the NFL substance-abuse policy, a player who fails a steroid test faces a four-game suspension without pay for a first offense. Seven players are picked randomly each week for testing during the season and playoffs.


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Yeah and no Pats ever used PEDs. :rolleyes:

Pats' Harrison suspended for violating NFL's drugs policy

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New England Patriots strong safety Rodney Harrison has been suspended for the first four regular-season games after violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, the league said early Saturday.

The 34-year-old Harrison, suspended without pay, will be eligible to return to the Patriots' active roster following the team's Oct. 1 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He acknowledged the suspension in a late Friday night conference call, admitting that he obtained human growth hormone but said that he had never taken steroids.

dropQuote.gifI sent the wrong message with my actions. This is a mistake and this is something that I've done. dropQuoteEnd.gif

Rodney Harrison

"I want to make it clear," Harrison said, "that never once did I take steroids. I did admit to the commissioner that I took a banned substance."

The league issued a statement late Friday night confirming that Harrison is suspended without pay for four games, effective immediately.

Harrison said that his actions stemmed from his desire to "accelerate the healing process" from his various injuries the past two seasons.

Wade Wilson, currently the Cowboys' quarterback coach and former NFL QB, reportedly also admitted to NFL officials that he received illegal drugs.

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Chris Mortensen breaks the news that the NFL will ban Pats' safety Rodney Harrison for four games for violating its substance-abuse policy. Mortensen listen.gif

According to the New York Daily News, Wilson admitted receiving HGH while working for the Chicago Bears from 2004-06. Citing sources, the News said Harrison and Wilson were subjects of an investigation by the Albany (N.Y.) County District Attorney's office into an Internet drug scam.

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, a law enforcement source said Harrison admitted he began using HGH two years ago to recover from injuries. The same source said prosecutors allowed an NFL security official to sit in on a conference with Harrison earlier in the week. At that time, Harrison made his admission and the official reported it to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, which led to a Friday hearing.

Harrison used a Friday night conference call to apologize to team officials and to his teammates, and to caution young people against using performance enhancers.

"I've made no excuses and I will not make excuses," Harrison said. "I sent the wrong message with my actions. This is a mistake and this is something that I've done."

A Patriots source told ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli that the team is aware of the sanction against the 13-year veteran and is "dealing with it." The team source declined to say when the Patriots became aware of Harrison's involvement.

League sources confirmed to ESPN and ESPN.com that at least one NFL assistant coach has also been questioned in recent months by investigators as part of the probe and faces disciplinary action because he also has been linked to HGH in the same investigation.

The admission by Harrison has not been made public, but his name was among those known to federal and New York officials conducting a large-scale investigation into an Internet pharmaceutical distribution ring for steroids and other performance enhancers, such as HGH.

The investigation was instigated by the Albany County district attorney, and involved New York Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement agents and an Orlando, Fla,-based federal task force. In February, state and federal agents and representatives from other law enforcement entities raided two Signature Pharmacy outlets in Orlando, and several Florida clinics alleged to have supplied prescriptions for performance enhancers to professional athletes.

Also, the owners of Applied Pharmacy Services in Mobile, Ala., which is alleged to have provided performance enhancing drugs to athletes, were indicted in Albany County.

As part of the Florida and Alabama raids, it is believed that investigators discovered the names of several athletes, but it is not known if Harrison was among them.

Earlier this year, Albany County district attorney David Soares said that he would provide the NFL, Major League Baseball and any other leagues the names of players believed to have made purchases through the alleged distribution ring.

NFL and Major League Baseball officials subsequently traveled to Albany to meet with Soares and other investigators.

The loss of Harrison would certainly be a blow to the Patriots, who have struggled each of the past three seasons with devastating injuries in the secondary. And it would be a setback for Harrison, who has been limited to only 13 games over the last two seasons because of serious injuries.

Coach Bill Belichick and vice president of personnel Scott Pioli have worked hard to build depth in the secondary unit, but their efforts seem to be annually undermined.

Harrison, 34, has begun to decline a bit, but is still regarded as one of the league's most physical safeties, and a leader on the New England defense. He signed with the Patriots in 2003 as a free agent, after being released by the San Diego Chargers, with whom he spent the first nine seasons of his career.

It is likely that Harrison will be replaced in the lineup by either third-year veteran James Sanders or rookie Brandon Meriweather, the team's first-round pick this year.

The four-game suspension will cost Harrison $470,588 of his scheduled 2007 base salary of $2 million.

It marks the second suspension of Harrison's career. In 2002, he was suspended one game by the league for a helmet-to-helmet hit on then-Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jerry Rice. Harrison has also been fined over $200,000 by the league for his aggressive play.



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Gheyhomophag was hurt for both games last year.

Has Kris Jenkins had a clear shot at Brady since he was cheated out of a ring with the Panthers?

Nice us of MY word.

Jenkins, Scott, Leonhard, Pace, have not faced Brady as a member of the NY Jets.

The last time David Harris and Darrelle Revis faced him, they were rookies.

You think these guys are pumped?

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