Following the path set by the Canadian Football League (OK, maybe not), Major League Baseball today implemented random blood testing for its minor leagues that will test for human growth hormone .
"The implementation of blood testing in the minor leagues represents a significant step in the detection of the illegal use of human growth hormone," commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. "HGH testing provides an example for all of our drug policies in the future."
The deal only applies to minor leaguers, because they’re not members of the players association and they don’t have a collective bargaining agreement.
First, the CFL. Now minor league baseball. One would think major league baseball will follow suit. How long will the NFL hold out? You’d have to think this issue almost certainly will be raised during labor negotiations for the next NFL CBA.
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