Stone on Morse

DMZ · September 9, 2005 at 12:41 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Larry Stone forsakes the chance to grandstand on Morse’s suspension and instead writes a considered piece where he goes and talks to people and puts together a nice little piece I recommend.

According to Black, who helped Pete Rozelle set up the NFL’s steroids-testing program in the 1980s, no definitive studies have been done on how long oil-based steroids like nandrolone stay in the system.

“There’s anecdotal reports of 16 months, but we certainly have every reason to believe it could be longer than 16 months,” Black said. “Once injected, it resides in the body for a long period of time.”

It’s interesting too that he includes a mention that WADA, which is frequently cited criticizing MLB’s drug testing as inadequate, has essentially the same “once injected, repeatedly punished” policy MLB does.

Man, I like Larry Stone. There’s a reason he received an official U.S.S. Mariner endorsement.


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