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Chargers LB tested clean 19 of 20 times

Updated: April 30, 2007, 3:13 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | Special to ESPN.com

In an effort to distance Shawne Merriman's name from being attached to a new policy, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has confirmed to ESPN's Chris Mortensen that the Chargers star linebacker has tested clean on 19 of 20 random tests for performance-enhancing drugs since he entered the league two years ago.

Merriman was suspended for four games in 2006 for testing positive for steroids, which he has steadfastly claimed came from a tainted supplement. As a consequence, the NFL and the NFL Players ...

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