Thu., April 26, 2012 3:00pm (EDT)

UGA President Supports Stringent Testing
By Ellen Reinhardt
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
The President of the University of Georgia says more stringent drug tests should be required for student athletes nationwide.(photo courtesy of the University Of Georgia)
The President of the University of Georgia says more stringent drug tests should be required for student athletes nationwide.(photo courtesy of the University Of Georgia)
The President of the University of Georgia says more stringent drug tests should be required for student athletes nationwide.

Talking to reporters in Athens Thursday, President Michael Adams says UGA stringently tests student athletes for drugs.

"We want to set a climate where any illicit drug use is not only frowned on but is not tolerated."

In the past two seasons, three UGA football players have been suspended under the school's drug testing policy.

Most professional sports leagues, such as the NFL and Major League Baseball have uniform drug testing requirements for athletes. But the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA do not. Adams says he would support such a policy.