Former Dallas Cowboys safety Darren Woodson says he believes it’s “obvious” that performance enhancing drug use in the NFL is rampant.
“I think a lot of it has to do with the testing,” Woodson told Colin Cowherd on The Herd, via the Dallas Morning News. “I know it’s in the collective bargaining agreement and they’re going to start testing for doping and a lot more, (but) they have to be more serious. Once they start testing, there’s going to be a reaction.”
Woodson believes PED’s are helping players recover from games a lot faster.
“My body was banged up Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; Thursday I started to finally start coming around,” he said. “And I was playing at the safety position. Imagine the offensive linemen that have to go through this. Imagine the linebackers who are coming down hill all the time. You cannot tell me that it’s not a part of the NFL. It’s in the NFL and we’re going to find that out. When they start testing we’re really going to figure it out.”
I don’t think Woodson is wrong, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if what he’s saying is true. Players in the league now are bigger, faster and stronger.