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Vikings legend Fran Tarkenton says the NFL used drugs for horses on him

Vikings legend Fran Tarkenton is not afraid to speak his mind, and boy did he throw the NFL under the bus on Sunday when he spoke to the New York Times about drugs used by NFL teams.

“I experienced first-hand how the NFL abused its power when I was shot up with anti-inflammatory drugs like Butazolidin to keep me on the playing field. Butazolidin, commonly used on horses, has since been found to be so detrimental that it has been banned for human use in the United States. Yet no one told me at the time that ‘bute’ and other painkillers would destroy my throwing shoulder, forcing me to have it replaced when I left football.”


Sounds like Fran Tarkenton could have had a hell of a lawsuit if he was playing now-a-days.

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