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Report: NFL favors blood tests for HGH

Discussion in 'American Football' started by Johnny Lightning, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

    Feb 7, 2006
    February 24th, 2010 NFL.com

    On the heels of a revelation that a professional rugby player in Britain has tested positive for Human Growth Hormone (HGH), the NFL has proposed blood testing its players for HGH, the Washington Post reports.
    The NFL currently has HGH on its list of banned substances, but does not test for it.
    “Our position is that HGH blood-testing has advanced to the point where we are taking steps to incorporate it into our program,” said Greg Aiello, the NFL’s senior vice president of public relations.
    The NFL Players Association reportedly opposes the initiative on the grounds that its players should not have to be subject to blood testing.
    “At this point, there’s no reason to believe that blood-testing for NFL players will or should be implemented,” said George Atallah, the union’s assistant executive director of external affairs. “We should instead focus on preserving the drug-testing policy that we have in place.”
  2. Boltzlover

    Boltzlover BoltTalker

    Dec 26, 2009
    The one they know how to bypass. :tdown:
  3. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

    Aug 14, 2006
    Guarantee some big name players are on HGH, on every team including the Chargers.
  4. SDBoltzFan

    SDBoltzFan BoltTalker

    Jan 17, 2010
    Yep, look at the guys who are playing much longer than players in the past. Look at the injury prone players that have been able look like a new player all of a sudden. Favre, Harrison etc...

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