The number of players who have admitted using steroids in a confidential survey conducted by the NCAA since the 1980s has dropped from percent in 1989 to percent in 2003.  During the 2003 season, there were over 7,000 drug tests, with just 77 turning up as positive test results.  Scukanec claims that methods were used to get around the drug testing, whether it be avoiding the tests by using the drugs during the off-season, or flushing the drugs out of your system. This was used with a liquid he referred to as the "pink."  He stated:
Among the widely used steroids is Deca-Durabolin. For the past three decades, Deca Durabolin steroid has delivered great gains to people looking for muscle mass and has the ability to reduce joint pain and boost the body’s immune system. The most important benefit of Deca-Durabolin for both amateur athletes and bodybuilders is that it doesn’t have serious side effects since it doesn’t convert to estrogen like other compounds. As such, Deca-Durabolin does not have severe or higher degree side effects that other compounds might have.
The benefits from the first shot only lasted 2 weeks. The second and third set of injections lasted about 90 days. In November, I was ready to have surgery. My EMG and nerve conduction tests proved that the nerves were "sleeping" before I was. After another MRI, the neurosurgeon said I was a candidate for surgery but I was not able to get the endoscopic type surgery that is less invasive. I would have an incision about 6-8" long. Along with removing the herniation, they would have to increase the size of the hole where the nerve roots were going through.