Deandre Hopkins Suspended Six Games

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So where does these banned PED's come from? Are some over-the-counter workout "enhancers" that Joe Schmoe can get at GNC? Or are the banned substances only available from a DR.?
If you're talking steroids, most are bought online. The raw materials to make the drugs almost all come from China. "Entrepreneurs" in various countries will buy these materials and mix them up in their basement into injectable oils and pills, which are then sold online. All transactions are made with cryptocurrency. Almost no legal risk to buy, feds go after suppliers rather than users. Some steroids are easier to hide from drug tests than others. Athletes getting popped usually means that their supplier messed up and mixed in trace amounts of a different steroid that is easily detected.

There are steroids made by actual pharmaceutical companies which are prescribed by doctors. I don't know if there are a ton of doctors risking their medical license for athletes.

GNC actually was straight up selling steroids over the counter in the early 2000's as workout enhancers. There were marketed as "prohormones" and they were basically just steroids with less testing and worse side effects. Some technicality or faulty regulation made them legal to sell. I think laws banning them weren't passed until 2014.

GNC will sell anything that the FDA hasn't sniffed out yet. Most of their stuff is expensive garbage marketed to look like steroids, but yeah apparently back then it wasn't just a ripoff, there were legitimately dangerous substances on their shelves.
 

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Question might have already been asked, but I didn't see it. Does the team save (Salary Cap) on the salary that Nuk isn't paid?
 

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I say we bring in Dez Bryant for a workout. We don't have to sign him, and if for some reason it looks like he can play with some vet experience, cool beans. The guy has not been a locker room problem unlike Antonio 'off his rocker without a shirt" Brown, though less talented, but the guy said he would be willing to play for the vet minimum with the Cards and would not require to be a starter... give us some entertainment at least while we wait on that Kyler extension lol
 

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I say we bring in Dez Bryant for a workout. We don't have to sign him, and if for some reason it looks like he can play with some vet experience, cool beans. The guy has not been a locker room problem unlike Antonio 'off his rocker without a shirt" Brown, though less talented, but the guy said he would be willing to play for the vet minimum with the Cards and would not require to be a starter... give us some entertainment at least while we wait on that Kyler extension lol
I have never liked Dez.

But, signing him might actually get AI off the roster...
In the end who really cares which guy is WR6
 

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I have never liked Dez.

But, signing him might actually get AI off the roster...

In the end who really cares which guy is WR6
I'm bored, might give us something to talk about instead of which wins or loses are memorable in a season which got us nowhere. Now people do get hurt, hence a injury and that 6 guy is no longer a 6 guy... but the main point which I had not considered, it would ship Isabella off :cool:
 

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Well Hop is a cheater like PP and I don't respect or like the behavior, but still like the man well enough. Little I really know of them.
I mean it's like they both are premier elite pro bowl players that many are trying to catch up to and look up to them! they feel the need to cheat?

I'm a disabled veterans and take prednisone steroid regularly but not constantly for mobility, to be able to like walk and wipe my own az and fish. I use to be kind of a bad az, but we didn't cheat physically in the military even against the USSR , no rocky 4 in my unit , that I know of.

If I was downed, I might consider it in war but not a game. We did have an issued gallon jar of speed in case war broke out, sleep was not on the menu for sappers.

Only check we wrote was for the amount up to including our life to protect the American constitution!
And I don't want a fair fight militarily, I want overwhelming advantage !

But I don't respect Brady or Sean Payton's cheating either. Sean Peyton was an NFL HC suspended for a year with a hometown movie out - poor him had to coach a kids team - screw him , doesn't deserve to sniff the HOF- and I don't forgive Brady either !

With the minions of hard working, hard playing , straight shooters with great character being scorned by their self centered, dishonest, resentment and fears!
Like the ancient cardinals fight song cheered - fair and square! Don't expect others to agree - but my 2 cents.
 
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