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Merriman stopped, nothing confiscated

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08:03 AM ET 08.19 | Shawne Merriman took to social media to deny a report that he was in possession of steroids at the U.S./Canada border just before training camp. [Merriman] on Thursday acknowledged he was stopped at the border coming from Canada before training camp but said there was no problem with the crossing. "No problem," Merriman said. ... "They just wanted to go through all my stuff." Asked if anything was confiscated from his possession, Merriman said, "No, un-uh. I had stuff coming to camp. They went through all my suitcases and that was it." Rumors about Merriman being stopped at the border, and having some containers confiscated, have been circulating among some Buffalo governmental offices for weeks and hit the Internet on Wednesday.

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August 19, 2011  08:06 AM ET

Big deal!

August 19, 2011  08:09 AM ET

Merriman Steriods tell me this isn't so!!!

August 19, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Right, of course not. Merriman has NEVER taken steroids and NEVER will. He just wanted to go to Ottawa for the weekend and sample some delightful beaver tails and poutine (yum!).

August 19, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Relax people.. He's now in sales and distribution.

August 19, 2011  08:20 AM ET

"Just ignore those syringes, officer. Those are vitamin injections."

August 19, 2011  08:29 AM ET

"I swear to God, it's not MINE, offic....err...what?...Well, of course you didn't find anything!"

August 19, 2011  08:31 AM ET

They how ever did confiscate his Maple leaf Penispump EH!

August 19, 2011  08:31 AM ET

he's got to kick-start that career somehow, pop a few roid's and he's a new man

August 19, 2011  08:52 AM ET

It's too bad Goodell didn't sway him from Buffalo.

August 19, 2011  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

They how ever did confiscate his Maple leaf Penispump EH!

i see someone used the force lightning on the mods....

August 19, 2011  08:56 AM ET

Better be careful what you carry over the border, Merriman...

<tosses baggie to Fergie Jenkins...>

August 19, 2011  09:12 AM ET

Nothing confiscated because he has nothing left.

Except that ridiculous sack dance.

August 19, 2011  09:13 AM ET

Steroids, I am shocked!!

August 19, 2011  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Steroids, I am shocked!!

Scandalous!

August 19, 2011  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

It's too bad Goodell didn't sway him from Buffalo.

Or sway him to the UFL.

August 19, 2011  09:28 AM ET

Pharmaceuticals are cheaper in Canuckistan, maybe he was stocking up on Advil for the season.

August 19, 2011  09:37 AM ET

He was stopped at Taco Bell?

August 19, 2011  09:40 AM ET

Nothing was taken because they could not get the needle out of his neck.

August 19, 2011  09:40 AM ET

Being a lifer (and a glutton for punishment and disappointment) I have hope for Merriman. So far, not so good. He made it 15 minutes in his first practice last year before going out for the season and now crap like this. He was an animal in his 9 plays against Chicago last Saturday (again, not saying much) but now maybe we know why?! Being a Bills fan, you become an expert on how to "Hope", and now I "Hope" this is a whole lotta nuthin'.

 
August 19, 2011  09:44 AM ET

If by nothing confiscated he means lots and lots of steriods... nah I jest, but really I don't care if NFL players take steroids... Hell I want them to really, I want my football players to be big mean and ready to rip each others heads off. How steroids affect them in the long term? Honestly I do not care.

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