Originally Posted by DeadMoney
I searched this yesterday prior to posting and thought that - based on what I saw - the enhanced testing wasn't agreed to until just after the '05 season
. Now, there may have been stricter testing in 2005 as well, but this is what I found when I looked it up, hence making the comment saying "there was little" in terms of a policy.
A new, stricter drug testing policy was in place prior to the 2005 season.
The changes from the drug testing policy put into place for 2005, going into 2006, were only for the severity of punishment. (E.G. 2005 had 10 game suspension for first time offenders, in 2006 it went up to 50, etc..)