Although not quite fair because of a bloated roster, the Pheonix police department appears to produce more positive steroid tests than the local NFL team, the Arizona Cardinals. Then again, the Phoenix police may have a better win-loss record too. To KVOA:
Phoenix police, Steorids Six Phoenix area police officers have tested positive for anabolic steroids in the past two years.
Phoenix started testing police officers and fire fighters for steroids two years ago and these numbers have just been released.
3,600 people have been tested in that time period with six testing positive.
The policy was developed after the departments became concerned about the illegal drug. Phoenix was the first major city to randomly test for anabolic steroids.
We found former Cardinals running back Obafemi Ayanbadejo as the only Cardinal juicer in that period. Looks like the Phoenix police win.
Obafemi Ayanbadejo went through a list of ingredients when he shopped for supplements last January and found nothing objectionable. An NFL drug test later that month proved otherwise.
"A failed drug test is a bigger black eye than a DUI," says Ayanbadejo, a fullback and special teams player who tested positive for a form of the steroid nandrolone and received a four-game suspension. "In my case, people ran away from me saying, 'He failed a test for performance-enhancing drugs. He's cheating. He's really trying to get an advantage on the field.' "
Ayanbadejo, released by the Arizona Cardinals soon after the failed tests and still searching for a club after a stint with the Chicago Bears, isn't the first athlete to say a positive drug test could be traced to a contaminated supplement.