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In Wake of MLB Scandal, Miami-Dade to Test Athletes

By Lesli A. Maxwell — August 19, 2014 1 min read
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The Miami-Dade County, Fla., district will pilot a drug-testing program in the coming school year to deter and root out high school athletes who use steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

Last week’s decision came a day after a Florida man at the center of a Major League Baseball steroid scandal admitted that he had provided performance-enhancing drugs to high school athletes as young as 15, the Miami Herald reported.

District officials said no Miami-Dade high school athletes had been on the client list of Antonio Bosch, the founder of the Biogenesis clinic, who has been charged with providing illegal performance-enhancing drugs to MLB players.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 20, 2014 edition of Education Week as In Wake of MLB Scandal, Miami-Dade to Test Athletes

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