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A step closer to an NFL HGH test?

Posted on: July 22, 2010 6:04 pm
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.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Category: NFL
Tags: CBA, HGH

Since: Jun 3, 2009
Posted on: July 22, 2010 9:28 pm

A step closer to an NFL HGH test?

Wow a lot of players are going to go down if this happens!

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2010 9:27 pm

NFL say no thanks to HGH testing

Most brutal contact sport in the world, let these guys be allowed to take something for their musles to heal in the off season.

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