Open records request shows Texas football team drug testing rate doubled under Charlie Strong

By Brian Davis
Austin American-Statesman
Originally published Sept. 24, 2014

The number of drug tests administered to University of Texas football players has skyrocketed under first-year coach Charlie Strong, according to university data obtained by the American-Statesman through an open records request.

According to university records, an average of 104 tests were administered annually to football players from 2010 to 2013, the last four years under former coach Mack Brown. A total of 188 tests were administered the first eight months this year under Strong. At an annualized rate, that’s more than double the previous four years.

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