By Will Brinson
Last week, we noted that there are significant differences between the NFL and NFLPA when it comes to HGH testing and that it's unlikely to be implemented any time soon, primarily because the union wants more transparency from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) when it comes to their testing procedures.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was asked about the testing procedures on his weekly radio show and called the NFL's proposal "ludicrous."
"The HGH testing which was proposed by the NFL was absolutely ludicrous," Rodgers said on "Tuesdays with Aaron" with Jason Wilde on ESPN 540. "Our people went up to Canada and talked to the experts up there, and the testing they wanted to implement was highly unreliable. All the data that we were told, the results, no research behind it."
There's plenty of "research" behind the testing; otherwise the Olympics wouldn't utilize the WADA standard testing. But Rodgers is onto something when he points out how unreliable the test could be.
While WADA staunchly denied there are differences between the naturally-produced levels of HGH in American football players when asked by CBSSports.com last week, there's no guarantee that it's true.
And that's why the NFLPA and it's members are treading carefully when it comes to an HGH agreement -- once they go down that rabbit hole, there's no coming back.
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