From the NFL's number 1 site for rumor mongering and baseless speculation comes word that Odom faces a 4-game suspension for steroid use.
Frankly, I don't know where this is coming from. Lots of 250+ pound human beings gain an additional 30 pounds of muscle without losing any speed.
While we're here, WDR Official Stance on Steroids: They rule.
Update: Odom will appeal the suspension and claims the banned substance he tested positive for was not a PED. If he didn't use them, fine, whatever. But we've been here with athletes before and guilty until proven innocent appears to be a better rule of thumb when it comes to PEDs. But even more to the point: who gives a shit? I'm beyond caring at this point. The NFL has a policy: you get suspended, you move on, no one gets all that upset (see Cushing, Brian). Again, steroids rule.
Update to the Update: even NFL.com is running with a story putting the case in sympathetic light. Given Odom's diagnosed sleep apnea maybe he is takin some crazy prescription shit that contains a banned substance. So hopefully he doesn't get suspended. At the very least, going forward I would appreciate no more talk of him gaining tons of muscle and maintaining his speed/explosiveness. (I'm looking at you Hob) Nothing to see here. Move along.