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Report: Owens to be tested more often
Posted Jun. 10 at 02:37 AM
There’s another wrinkle to factor in when considering which wide receiver should be No. 2 on the board behind Randy Moss.
Chris Mortensen reports for ESPN that sources tell him Terrell Owens has been placed in the league’s "reasonable cause" testing program for performance-enhancing drugs.
If true – and Owens talks as if it is – it would mean that Owens would be tested more often than other players. And it would mean he would be more likely to face a suspension at some point, for either a failed or missed test.
Owens says he’s being placed in the program because of a missed test; league officials couldn’t get in touch with him, he said, because of a cell phone mix-up.
“I have been in the NFL for over 12 years and have never had a positive test for substance of any kind,” Owens said in a statement. “That includes tests that took place as recently as last month. The matter was resolved to everyone's satisfaction last Tuesday, and everyone has moved on."
It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it might be enough to drop Owens a spot or two on fantasy draft boards. There are a lot of receivers of similar value bunched behind Moss this year, including Reggie Wayne, Steve Smith, Braylon Edwards and Andre Johnson.
To read Mortensen’s article, go to ESPN.com.
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