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UWaterloo wants better steroid education

Internal review says most members of football team were shocked by doping scandal

The University of Waterloo is recommending better education of players and coaches about performance-enhancing drugs after a doping scandal. An internal review says most members of the now suspended football team were surprised by the number of drug cheats on the team.

The school suspended its football program from competition for a full season in June after urine tests revealed nine anti-doping violations. The team will return to regular competition in 2011, even though 18 players have already transferred to other schools.

Head coach, Dennis McPhee, and assistant, Marshall Bingeman, were placed on paid leave, but they returned to work this week. The school will also hold mandatory seminars in September for each of its 560 athletes and Beckie Scott, an Olympic gold medal-winning cross-country skier, will address the athletes.

The Canadian Press

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