Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he intends to fund research on human growth hormone to see if it might help NBA athletes to recover more quickly. He's not advocating a rules change to permit HGH use in pro basketball -- at least, not yet.
What do Marion Jones (American Olympic track and field champion and disgraced drug-user) and Lance Armstrong (a once seven-time Tour de France winner and disgraced drug user) have in common? Neither of them ever failed a drug test.
This promises to be a week unlike any other in the annals of the NFL. In quick order the players will ratify the new deal, training camps will swing open, and there will be a dizzying free agent signing period.
Clemens acted as if he could bully Congress the way he could intimidate hitters with fastballs. But perhaps the public revulsion toward cheaters and liars will help to make him the fall guy for a tainted era.