I posted this link in another thread:
http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/artic ... ntroversy/
It has some useful general info about ‘roids. Kind of a scholarly, scientific angle on them. I figured I’d post it again before people start talking about head size.
I don’t think ‘roids help unless they are combined with weightlifting, which works the muscles to failure. I don’t think a starter could have regular workouts to failure in the weight room and be fresh on his start day. During the offseason is another story. I would imagine they would be used to increase lower body strength primarily, if not exclusively.
The people coming off ‘roids tend to be much more susceptible to muscle pulls and ligament and tendon “issues”, as Pac stated.
People who have muscle problems in their lower body, especially hamstrings, will usually put additional strain on their back muscles. In fact the hamstring pull is usually followed up by a back strain if the athlete tries to come back too fast. (ex. Jose Reyes)
If Brown was ‘roided up, then all of these little pings here and there could be attributed to that.