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Charlotte Observer article
on possible link between Dr. James Shortt and unnamed Panthers players.
Current Panthers reacted with surprise to the report, saying the NFL's drug-testing policy works.
"Nothing like that is going on, not to my knowledge. And the reason I said that is you're tested so much. I was tested a couple of weeks ago out of the blue, so you don't know....I can honestly say I haven't seen anyone do it or even talk about it in the locker room."
"You never really even hear guys talking about them in the locker room."
"We're monitored down to cold medicine, so it would be pretty tough to get anything past those tests."