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Steve Smith Sr. posts email from the NFL about contaminated meat in China and Mexico

An insider look from Smitty

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

NFL players may be avoiding the buffet's in China and Mexico this season, or they could be suspended!

No, it's not the NFL regulating their actual consumption, but instead the NFL has in fact noticed the meat is contaminated with a banned substance from their substance abuse policy.

Warning: Contaminated Meat

There is evidence that some meat produced in China and Mexico may be contaminated with clenbuterol, an anabolic agent which is banned by the NFL Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances. Consuming large quantities of meat while visiting those particular countries may result in a positive test for clenbuterol in violation of the Policy.

Players are warned to be aware of this issue when traveling to Mexico and China. Please take caution if you decide to consume meat, and understand that you do so at your own risk.

Please remember that as stated in the NFL  Policy for Performance-Enhancing Substances: "Players are responsible for what is in their bodies."

What a wild email, but clearly the NFL is attempting to help those before a mistake occurs. Hopefully these Ravens stick away from Mexico or China, for footballs sake!