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Published: Tuesday, April 16 2013 7:32 p.m. MDT

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joseywales
Park City, UT

So are they testing for PED's too? I like this idea, but I would love to see it statewide, and to add on the test for PED's. I would support a test preseason for PED's. As bad as recreational drugs are, I believe that to an athlete who wants to be more competitive, earn a scholarship and win awards, they are more likely to try PED's. They are the drugs I would be more concerned about with athletes. It's been known for years that some programs turn a blind eye to students usings PED's in football. A testing program would help get rid of most of those cheaters.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

Despite going down the slippery slope of giving up our civil liberties and privacy, how much will this program cost? I mean we have teachers getting paltry raises, if anything, and class sizes over 40 in our secondary schools. I think there are more pressing manners. If parents and others open up their eyes, they don't need to a drug test to find out what they need to know...

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