There is a part of me that says Ho-Hum when it comes to PEDs and football.
PEDs are generally used to help players recover more quickly from injury and allow them to train harder. If a guy uses them and sits around without working the PED will not help them.
We want our players to hit HARD and OFTEN then discard them when hurt.
I would guess that they are in use a lot. If a player, who’s career is short anyway, chooses to use them to help with shortening the injury it can be argued " why not"?
A lot of great football players have been linked to use. Even Peyton Manning whose wife took the fall when it was shown that a large shipment went to his house when he was trying to recover from nerve damage after neck surgery. She said it was for her use for anti-aging.