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Taylor Comments on Merriman’s Steroid Use

Via ESPN: Taylor: Merriman in Pro Bowl sends wrong message

Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor says the candidacy of his likely chief rival for NFL defensive player of the year, Shawne Merriman, was tainted by a four-game steroid suspension in November.

“You really shouldn’t be able to fail a test like that and play in this league, to begin with,” Taylor said Wednesday. “To make the Pro Bowl and all the other awards, I think you’re walking a fine line of sending the wrong message.”

I can’t say as I disagree. However, since Taylor is Merriman’s primary competition for Defensive Player of the Year, this strikes me an an inappropriate thing for Taylor himself to be saying at this point.

Cross-posted at PoliBlog Deportes.

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Yep all around. Certainly, a guy who had been caught cheating shouldn’t be getting any awards in the season he was cheating.

I thought Demarcus Ware would have made more of a run at it, too.

Posted by James Joyner | December 28, 2006 | 01:42 pm | Permalink

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