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NFL thinks HGH testing in new deal is 'necessary'

Posted on: March 24, 2011 6:38 pm
Edited on: March 24, 2011 10:38 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

With the fitting backdrop of the Barry Bonds trial underway in San Francisco, the NFL is going to insist that HGH testing of players become an incorporated part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

That bombshell comes from NFL vice president and general counsel Adolpho Birch, who also oversees the NFL's drug testing program. "We want it," Birch told FOXSports.com's Alex Marvez on Thursday. "We think it's necessary. We're going to ensure that it's done.

"That's something very important to us and the integrity of our game. We believe some of the basis for going slowly on it before has been addressed. At this point, it's proper for it to be an active part of our program."

The NFL wanting HGH testing isn't exactly new -- in January of last year, the league requested that testing for the performance-enhancing drug be implemented. But DeMaurice Smith and the NFLPA declined.
NFL Labor

"The NFLPA along with the NFL has supported research to find a suitable test that will detect sustained HGH use," the then-union said in a February 2010 statement. "We have and will continue to work with the NFL to build a system that is fair, reliable and maintains the integrity of our game and the health and safety of our players."

They NFLPA has a valid point in terms of HGH, because there's not necessarily a guaranteed way in which to test for HGH using simply urine samples.

And one of the things that doesn't get mentioned much in all the NFL labor negotiations is that NFL players really don't like the idea of the league getting a hold of blood and urine and whatnot, unless it's a mandated drug test.

If the NFL gets its way, and HGH testing becomes standard, there's a pretty good chance that their concerns over the league holding onto those samples will become real.

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Comments

Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: March 24, 2011 11:40 pm
 

NFL thinks HGH testing in new deal is 'necessary'

lol   so many nfl players use roids.  imagine the nfl without roids.  A lot smaller and less injuries haha



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: March 24, 2011 11:39 pm
 

NFL thinks HGH testing in new deal is 'necessary'

And the brainwashing continues...we ALL need HGH after 35yrs old, if not then you will piss your time and money away at the pharmacy!! I'm 42 in hospitality industry(nonstop running) and started taking hgh secratatropin in DEC 2010,never felt better. Research if you don't believe but don't be brainwashed. don't buy it off the street, find out what's best for your body. and you will avoid the powers that be(pharmaceutical dirtbags)!



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: March 24, 2011 11:31 pm
 

NFL thinks HGH testing in new deal is 'necessary'

I am 42, and work in the hospitality industry(running nonstop) and just recently started taking SECRATATROPIN HGH...highly recommend it! cost about 110 a month. they have a website. GR8 post it's refreshing to know not everybody is brainwashed.



Since: Mar 24, 2011
Posted on: March 24, 2011 11:23 pm
 

NFL thinks HGH testing in new deal is 'necessary'

Really?  It is necessary?  Why then was it not mentioned until now?  This is yet another ploy from the NFL/owners.  They know the public/fans will want this. They know the players won't.  They dont care about HGH testing.  They just want the leverage.  I don't believe one word that comes from the owners, the NFL and especially Goodell. 



Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: March 24, 2011 10:17 pm
 

NFL thinks HGH testing in new deal is 'necessary'

What friggin' new deal?  They're in lockout, and the union is decertified! 



Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: March 24, 2011 10:15 pm
 

NFL thinks HGH testing in new deal is 'necessary'

why dont the players just say, "You can test us for HGH if you stop testing us for weed"?



Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: March 24, 2011 9:51 pm
 

NFL thinks HGH testing in new deal is 'necessary'

HGH is GOOD STUFF!!  Let them use it as much as they want.  Keeps them healthier, Faster, and Recovery time is through the roof.  I wouldn't mind finding me some HGH!



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: March 24, 2011 9:41 pm
 

NFL thinks HGH testing in new deal is 'necessary'

Yes indeed, random HGH drug-testing would help clean up the sport. Every team would still lose players to suspensions. It would hurt, but it is a necessary evil.



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: March 24, 2011 9:38 pm
 

NFL thinks HGH testing in new deal is 'necessary'

i think the player want godell to play in the nfl too.so they can kill him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: March 24, 2011 9:35 pm
 

NFL thinks HGH testing in new deal is 'necessary'

and your balls will look like peanuts!!!!!!!is that worth it bros ,i think not.


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