After eight years, Texas has pulled the plug on its steroid testing program for high school athletes.
Texas lawmakers have voted to withdraw funding for the program that spent over $10 million to try to catch student-athletes using steroids. According to a story from The Associated Press, the first 30,000 tests found just 11 student-athletes in violation.
New Jersey was the first state in the nation to test for steroids at the high school level nearly 10 years ago. According to a NJ.com story last September, during the 2013-14 school year, three student-athletes tested positive out of 495 that were tested. During the 2012-13 school year, only one student-athlete failed out of 510 that were tested.
Like New Jersey, Illinois, which began its steroid tests in 2008-09, still checks student-athletes. Florida dumped its steroid testing program in 2009.