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Who is Shawne Merriman?

Shawne Merriman is an NFL player and played for the San Diego Chargers (2005-2010) and the Buffalo Bills (2010-2012)

What types of PED's did he use?

Shawne Merriman used steroids. To be specific he used nandrolone. Nandrolone is an anabolic steroid ,the affects that made Shawne take this steroid is the muscle growth, appetite stimulation and increased red blood cell production and bone density.

(I answered what the benefits were in the previous question)

What was his losses?

Well, the NFL has a strict policy against "doping" or taking steroids. After being positive for steroids in the drugs test, 'Merriman was suspended for 4 games.

The Most Popular PEDs Used by Athletes

  • Anabolic steroids
  • Androstenedione
  • Primobolan
  • Tetrahydrogestrinone
  • Clenbuterol

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More Info About PEDs

  • One of the first person to ever dope was Abraham Wood. He used laudanum, or opium, to keep him awake during the endurance walking race in Britain.
  • When you take 'Designer Steroids, the following effects can happen; " Severe acne, Increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture Liver abnormalities and tumors, Increased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol), Decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol), High blood pressure (hypertension), Heart and circulatory problems, prostate gland enlargement, aggressive behaviors, rage or violence Psychiatric disorders, such as depression, drug dependence Infections or diseases such as HIV or hepatitis if you're injecting the drugs, inhibited growth and development, and risk of future health problems in teenagers."