Illinois high school athletes tested for steroids
Several states require student athletes to submit to random drug tests during the season for steroids. Illinois may expand their program to postseason and include more players statewide.
A bill passed the Illinois Senate in May, 2009 and was sent to the Governor for signing. Once a law, 25% of the state’s public high schools would be testing their athletes for performance-enhancing drugs. Coaches and trainers would be required to learn how to recognize the signs of substance abuse.
If an athlete tests positive, the penalty is a one-year suspension from sports. If the student completes a drug-education program and provides a clean drug test, the time may be shortened to 90 days.
For more about drug-testing at school, see: http://askthejudge.info/do-i-have-to-take-a-drug-test/45/