NYDailyNews The league is warning players about elevated levels of clenbuterol in meat produced in China and Mexico; the muscle-building drug is on the league’s list of banned substances. “Players are warned to be aware of this issue when traveling to Mexico and China,” the memo read. “Please take caution if you decide to consume meat, and understand that you do so at your own risk.” “Players are responsible for what is in their bodies,” the memo cautions. Houston offensive lineman Duane Brown was staring at a 10-game suspension last season after a positive test, but was cleared last month after an investigation determined that the high levels were the result of Mexican beef he ate during a bye-week trip, ESPN reported. The Raiders and Texans will play a Monday Night Football game in Mexico City on Nov. 21 and the league is looking to play regular season games in China as early as 2018. Some players laughed off the memo, including Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, who shared the memo with the hashtag GottaGoVeganOnVacation.
The NFL has warned players that Mexico and China are juicing up their cows with a steroid called clenbuterol, and if players eat this meat, it can cause positive results on NFL drug tests. The first victim was Houston Texans starting left tackle Duane Brown, who ate Mexican beef during a bye week vacation last season, and failed a drug test which resulted in a ten game ban. Luckily for the Texans, and Duane Brown, the ban was lifted and Brock Osweiler will have Brown protecting his blindside week one. The moral of the story is, always be careful with what you are putting into your body, especially if you are a professional athlete and a slip up could cost you millions of dollars.
P.S. I’m currently ordering tons of beef from Mexico and China online. Summer is right around the corner and I need to look good.