In this age of performance enhancing drugs, the controversy over steroids and other such substances is ongoing. In a new twist, the AP noted that NFL officials have met with convicted steroids dealer David Jacobs.

Last year, Jacobs plead guilty in federal court to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute anabolic steroids. On May 1, 2008, he was sentenced to probation. Jacobs noted that he had sold steroids and human growth hormone to Mat Lehr, an offensive lineman in the NFL, and to another player. Jacobs also said that players to whom he’d sold performance enhancers had given them to other professional football players.

Jacobs, in an interview with the New York Times, said that NFL investigators had visited him on April 30, the day before he was sentenced.

Jacobs said to the Times that the NFL representatives wanted to know what information he had and what other documentary evidence he could provide them with.” He went on to say, “I told them I was not going to talk specifics without my lawyer present. They wanted to know a list of players I dealt with and knew, and I told them I didn’t feel comfortable doing that.”

The NFL has a strict policy regarding performance enhancers and drugs.

Paul mroczka
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