Thursday, April 14, 2005

Jes' Win, Baby

Northwestern lineman fesses up...and awaits the big bucks:

Luis Castillo, a defensive tackle from Northwestern who is regarded as one of the top prospects at his position in the draft, has admitted steroid use to all 32 NFL teams.

Castillo is among the players the [Seattle] Seahawks are interested in selecting with perhaps a second-round pick. The Seahawks appear undeterred by Castillo's admission. In fact, defensive-line coach Dwaine Board was in Chicago yesterday to visit with Castillo.

The 6-foot-3, 303-pound Castillo sent a letter to every NFL team acknowledging he took androstenedione after the 2004 season.

His stock rose after an impressive showing in February at the combine, which is where he tested positive.

"We've been in contact with all the teams in the NFL, and we feel good about where we stand," said Castillo's agent, Mike McCartney of Chicago-based Priority Sports and Entertainment.

Northwestern is regularly rated as having one the top ten economics departments in the United States.

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