When the NFL’s new drug policy goes into effect, are you going to watch it?


The NFL is set to roll out a new drug-testing policy this week that will put a big spotlight on players who’ve been caught using performance-enhancing drugs, and also potentially lead to some controversy for players and teams.

The NFL’s rules, set to go into effect this week, allow players to test positive for performance-related drugs like testosterone, amphetamines, and marijuana.

That’s the exact opposite of what happens in most other sports, where a player can only test positive once for each violation of the league’s drug policy.

Players can test positive, but only after they’ve spent at least one game or game-day practice and not a single preseason game, according to NFL.com.

This means the league has to give its players more time to comply with the new rules.

For example, a player could have been caught for using performance enhancing drugs in just one preseason game if they’d been caught at least once in three preseason games, according the league.

Players who have tested positive could be fined a maximum of $250,000 for the first violation and $500,000 if they’ve already been caught multiple times.

If a player tests positive in more than one game, he or she would be ineligible to return to the league for the next game, the league said.

It’s the first time in the history of the NFL that it has created such a blanket ban on the use of performance-increasing drugs.

The NFL was already banned from using performance enhancers for a time in 2014.

In 2015, the NFL instituted a blanket prohibition on the substance, which included prohibiting players from taking them within 1,000 feet of the field and from using them in public places, unless the player’s physician has a medical reason to believe the player is taking the substance.

The league’s new policy comes as the league struggles with how to manage its roster of players, and the growing scrutiny the league faces in the wake of its failed effort to pass the Zika virus in 2015.

The league suspended five players and fined them $25 million for using the performance-boosting drugs.

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