29 Mar 2005
And now, we have our first allegation of a juiced-up punter. Todd Sauerbrun is one of three Carolina Panthers that 60 Minutes is reporting filled prescriptions for testosterone cream. Jeff Mitchell and former Panther Todd Steussie are the other players implicated. What makes this story particularly interesting is that the prescriptions apparently were filled just a couple weeks before the players appeared in the Super Bowl.
I suppose now would be as good a time as any to mention that I wrote a chapter on steroids in football for Will Carroll's forthcoming book, The Juice. There's an Amazon link on this page.
In an opening week where even the elite teams in college football looked mortal, the SEC had two big surprises in Texas A&M and Georgia defeating their South Carolinian opponents by big scores.