PED Use Rampant in College Football, As 49 Percent of Players Think They Have One Teammate Using Drugs

Joe McKnight, Brian Smith, Tyron SmithIt appears PEDs may be a big problem in college football.

ESPN The Magazine surveyed 92 anonymous college football players on topics ranging from “do you think you have any gay teammates?” (33 percent said yes) to whether they would date their coach’s daughter (61 percent said yes). The most interesting question was about PEDs, though.

Out of the 92 players polled, 49 percent said they think at least one of their teammates is using PEDs. The NCAA mandates PED testing, but very few players test positive, according to The Associated Press. Players are notified days before their tests, and some schools don’t test for steroids, according to the report.

Among the less damning questions, college players think Johnny Manziel is the most overhyped player and Jadeveon Clowney is the best.

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