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NFL: Meat in Mexico & China Includes Clen
- Updated: May 5, 2016
Who would have ever guessed that one can engorge him or herself with steak and end up losing weight? That just may be the case in Mexico and China, according to a new memo sent out by the NFL Players Association.
“There is evidence that some meat produced in China and Mexico may be contaminated with clenbuterol, an anabolic agent which is banned by the NFL Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances,” the memo reads. “Consuming large quantities of meat while visiting those particular countries may result in a positive test for clenbuterol in violation of the Policy.”
It goes on to state that players should be forewarned of this when traveling to those countries and consuming meat at either is done say at their own risk and that they are responsible for what is in their bodies.
Those of us in the bodybuilding industry are very familiar with what is commonly called ‘clen’ and it is frequently used during cutting cycles and at the end of contest prep. It is a hardcore fat burner and stimulant and many a meathead has experienced the ‘knee bounce’ when sitting down after taking too much of it.
So it is very interesting how these two countries have decided to put such a potent substance in their meat, which is usually high in protein and fat. So with the hidden clen, you get the best of all three worlds – unless you do not want to, of course.
That was the case with Duane Brown of the Houston Texans, who tested positive for clenbuterol and was facing a 10-game suspension. But the left tackle had it overturned after this information was brought to light. He had visited Mexico during last season’s bye week and ate beef there, according to his representative.
Mexico City will host a regular season game between the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans on November 21 as part of the league’s international series.
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