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NFL Has Beef With Beef

In a bizarre story, Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown has had a 10 game suspension overturned due to bad beef…Brown had been hand


In a bizarre story, Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown has had a 10 game suspension overturned due to bad beef… Brown had been handed the ban after testing positive for the banned drug clenbuterol – which enhanced aerobic capacity and is a popular weight-loss drug. However Brown, who had taken a trip to Mexico during his bye week last season, just before the test took place, blamed the positive test on eating too much meat during his trip. The NFL Players Association – who had filed the appeal on Brown’s behalf were able to prove that its use in certain meats was behind Brown’s positive test. As a result of the overturned suspension and new evidence the NFLPA sent a warning to players stating: “WARNING: CONTAMINATED MEAT. “There is some evidence that some meat produced in China and Mexico may be contaminated with clenbuterol, an anabolic agent which is banned by the NFL Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances. “Consuming large quantities of meat while visiting those particular countries may result in a positive test for clenbuterol in violation of the Policy. Players are warned to be aware of this issue when traveling to Mexico and China. Please take caution if you decide to consume meat, and understand that you do so at your own risk.” For Brown and the Texans this is a relief. Brown is currently working his way back from a torn quadriceps tendon and hoping to be available for the first game of the 2016 season, and with a new quarterback and rookie offensive weapons the Texans will need the veteran blocker on the field as soon as possible.

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Toby Durant

A passionate and opinionated writer, I am currently the NFL and MLB editor for RealSport. However I also contribute to F1, WWE, Football, and other sections of the site.

I have covered the NFL International Series for RealSport and previously contributed to SB Nation.

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