The NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing.
The NFL Players Association “tentatively agreed” to let the league take 40 blood samples for HGH tests each week during the season, with a positive result drawing a four-game suspension, according to a memo the union sent players.
Major League Baseball is set to announce unprecedented measures against HGH (human growth hormone), reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Two congressmen and the NFL say after a meeting with the players union that testing for human growth hormone will begin shortly, but the union is less committal.
Congress is stepping up its efforts to push the NFL and its players toward an agreement on testing for human growth hormone.
There will be no HGH testing at the start of the season, I’ve confirmed. But that’s not the big story about why the players and owners couldn’t reach an agreement on testing.
The NFL and the players union remain at an impasse on HGH testing with just two weeks remaining before the season kicks off.