|Texans running back Arian Foster talks about the risks of using steroids. (US Presswire)|
Appearing on ESPN Radio's The Herd on Friday, Foster was asked point-blank if he believed players in the league were cheating.
“Yeah. Yeah," Foster said assurredly, before launching an explanation of the risks and rewards of steroids. "To me, if you are taking steroids and things like that, to me it's a quick fix ... so it's going to lead to more problems. Steroids make you stiff. Steroids do things to your body that aren't conducive to your health.”
Though he wasn't specific, Foster admitted that he was around "juice" at some point in his career. He could be referring to high school or college, as well as his time with the Texans.
“I've seen and been around guys who juice. I've seen all kinds of things," Foster said. "If you can't get motivated, you can't get motivated.”
But if anything was to be learned this past week in the NFL, there's more to it than just steroids. Deer-antler spray was the hot topic in New Orleans, even though its uses and effects are still somewhat unclear. At any rate, Foster dismissed all uses of any performance enhancers, saying that it has never been a temptation for him.
"In college, a lot of people took creatine. That was a big thing in college," Foster said. "I never took creatine. I never took muscle shakes or none of that. I've always been a firm believer of hard work and doing things the way I have always done it.”
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