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AP IMPACT: Steroids loom in major-college football

FILE - In this July 24, 2008, file photo, New York Jets Clint Oldenburg walks on the field during training camp in Hempstead, N.Y. With uneven testing for steroids and inconsistent punishment, college football players are packing on significant weight _ in some cases, 30 pounds or more in a single year _ without drawing much attention from their schools or the NCAA in a sport that earns tens of billions of dollars for teams. "I just ate. I ate 5-6 times a day," said Oldenburg, who played for Colorado State starting in 2002 and for five years in the NFL. Oldenburg’s weight increased over four years from 212 to 290, including a one-year gain of 53 pounds, which he attributed to diet and two hours of weight lifting daily. "It wasn't as difficult as you think. I just ate anything." (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File) Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS