Amped

How a controversial protein powder infiltrated high school football

Story by Nicky Nathanson

Jack was only in seventh grade when he saw older kids in the Bronxville Middle School locker room snorting a mysterious powder. He didn’t know what to think. But after they told him it would help his football performance, he began snorting it too.   

The powder was called C4. It boosted his energy and got him amped up for games. H…

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