In the last four years, New Jersey has spent $400,000 performing steroid tests on 2,000 high school athletes. Only one tested positive for steroid use.
Compare those number to those of Texas, whose 50,000 tests in the last three years have turned up 20 confirmed cases; and Florida, who killed the practice after one year when 600 tests turned up one positive result.
State Sen. Richard Codey of Essex says he’ll see to it that the testing continues, the Press of Atlantic City reports.
The states tests 500 athletes at random each year, choosing from a pool of students who participate in state tournaments.
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