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 Romo on roids? 
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NEW YORK -- Bill Romanowski used steroids and human growth hormone supplied by Victor Conte, the former NFL linebacker tells CBS' "60 Minutes" in an interview to be broadcast Sunday.


Romanowski said he took illegal steroids for a two-year period starting in 2001 and got them from Conte, the former head of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, which has been at the center of a steroids controversy in several sports.

"I took [human growth hormone] for a brief period and ... I definitely didn't receive what I got out of THG," Romanowski said, referring to another drug he got from Conte.

In November 2003, the NFL notified Romanowski that he tested positive for the steroid THG.

Romanowski played linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders in a 16-year career that ended in 2003.

Last May, he agreed to pay former Raiders teammate Marcus Williams $415,000 in damages for after punching him during a practice drill in 2003. Romanowski retired that year, having played in the Raiders 48-21 Super Bowl loss to Tampa Bay in January 2003.

Williams' career ended after his eye socket was broken by Romanowski, who ripped off Williams' helmet and hit him in the face.

Williams, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2002, played in 13 games as a rookie during Oakland's Super Bowl season. He was used primarily on special teams but was trying to earn a regular position during his sophomore season before he was injured.

The Raiders have claimed they are not responsible for any damages, and fined Romanowski $60,000. Romanowski was not charged with a crime.

Romanowski writes about his NFL career in a soon-to-be-released book, "Romo, My Life on the Edge."

Pretty much what everyone thought. If you go to cbssportsline, they talk about the brain damage he has from the 20 "confirmed" concussions he suffered.

October 13th, 2005, 11:37 pm
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No surprise here. He is just admitting it now because he is promoting his autobiography.




October 14th, 2005, 11:02 am
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The guy was a deliquent. He should have been thrown out of football. He's just a disgrace. He punched Marcus Williams, ending his career...I mean seriously, he broke the guy's eye socket and gave him brain damage by punching him...for no real reason other than the fact that Bill is an a-hole. I hope he suffers the consequences.

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October 14th, 2005, 1:17 pm
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This is the side of steroid and drug use that is not really publicly decried.

There is a great deal of discussion about the ramification of steroids on sports records, but I don't hear anybody talking about the damaging effects on a person's behavior.

This is exactly why we can't allow the use of the drugs in professional sports.

Take the biggest, meanest most athletic guy you know, and give him something that will make him meaner and have no conscience.

Sign me up!!! (NOT)

October 17th, 2005, 10:28 am
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