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Sports radio host says he injected teammate

4/20/2005 - BYU Cougars

PROVO, Utah -- A former Brigham Young offensive lineman who
now hosts a sports radio show in Oregon said steroid use occurred
during his time at BYU and is a bigger problem throughout the NCAA
than studies have shown.

Jason Scukanec, an all-Mountain West Conference center for the
Cougars in 2001, was interviewed for a story about steroids that
ran in the Portland Tribune earlier this week.

He was quoted as saying he knew of "13 to 15 guys" using
steroids during his five years at BYU, but on Tuesday said he had
been misinterpreted.

"What I was referring to was that many people over the course
of my sports career," Scukanec told the Deseret Morning News for a
story Wednesday. He later played on a couple of practice squads for
NFL teams.

Scukanec said he had never used steroids himself, but did inject
a BYU teammate several times. Scukanec, host of a show on KFXX in
Portland, did not immediately return a message from The Associated
Press seeking comment Wednesday.

In response to Scukanec's comments, BYU issued a statement
reiterating its policy on banned substances, which is explained to
athletes each year.

"In addition to random NCAA-mandated drug testing, BYU
independently conducts an additional 6-10 random drug tests each
year," the statement said.

Banned substances also violate the school's strict honor code,
which prohibits use of alcohol, tobacco and sex outside of
marriage.