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Politicians: NFLPA using 'stall tactics' on HGH testing

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10:09 AM ET 10.29 | The NFL Players Association is using stall tactics to avoid human growth hormone testing, two influential lawmakers said in a letter sent yesterday to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and union executive director DeMaurice Smith. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the panel's ranking Democrat, said they were frustrated that no progress has been made to implement HGH testing.

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October 29, 2011  10:18 AM ET

Players Association be damned, it's the coaching fraternity that's worried about "growth hormones". For example - Sex Rexy and Andy Reed.

October 29, 2011  10:32 AM ET

The government is complaining that no progress is being made? Really? Pot, meet Kettle. If they could invent Brain Growth Hormone, these clowns in Washington would be the ones who need it most.

October 29, 2011  10:34 AM ET
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Players Association be damned, it's the coaching fraternity that's worried about "growth hormones". For example - Sex Rexy and Andy Reed.

When you talk about Sexy Rexy, are you talking about Rex Grossman? To tell the truth, I think poor Rex could use some HGH.

October 29, 2011  10:53 AM ET

I think its time the NFL just started the testing. Of course the players would be instructed not to show up for practice and all hell would break loose, but its time they put this in place, the NFLPA have stalled long enough, they must know something.

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October 29, 2011  11:00 AM ET

the big question is who will test the testers??? And who will monitor the results of the tests of the testers????

October 29, 2011  11:02 AM ET

Once again... Politicians providing value for our dollars.

Read yesterday that they are going to be in session just over 100 days next year - down from 150 days two years ago.

Kind of like getting a 20 pack of Cokes for the price of 24.

October 29, 2011  11:10 AM ET
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Read yesterday that they are going to be in session just over 100 days next year - down from 150 days two years ago.

My condolences, Otis.

Politicians doing less is usually a case of addition by subtraction. I celebrate their sloth.

October 29, 2011  11:29 AM ET
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My condolences, Otis.Politicians doing less is usually a case of addition by subtraction. I celebrate their sloth.

I'd like to announce my candidacy for Representative from Texas.

I need the money and promise orgies and free beer.

October 29, 2011  11:46 AM ET
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the big question is who will test the testers??? And who will monitor the results of the tests of the testers????

There ya go. It is all BS from the owners on down.
The NFL is in control of all tests and results and what to do ( hehehe) with them. Same as MLB. How many of those 103 steroid MLB users missed one minute or were tattled on ( except Arod )? None. and never will be.
Just PR by the league. Look, HGH would have to be injected within two days prior to a random test that the league would then do nothing publicly about.

October 29, 2011  12:24 PM ET
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I'd like to announce my candidacy for Representative from Texas. I need the money and promise orgies and free beer.

You have MY vote!!!

October 29, 2011  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

You have MY vote!!!

Knew I could count on you, Bro!

October 29, 2011  12:42 PM ET

Exactly what gives Congress the right to spend my tax money to monitor drug use in sports. Micro-management at the tax payer expense. Congress is one arrogant corrupt pile of feces, no one likes them yet somehow they all get re-elected. Ever wonder how this happens?

October 29, 2011  02:52 PM ET

Take a good look at all the avatars posted they all are ex-cons from Rikers!

October 29, 2011  03:03 PM ET
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Take a good look at all the avatars posted they all are ex-cons from Rikers!

Groucho is an armed robber, Cheesey Texan steals ladies lingerie, Steve Dallas has 3 homocides under his belt, 50 hijack cars, Debbie does all bank robbieries, MugShot is a peeping-tom breaking and entering, Blue Star snatches old ladies pocket books, Canucks breaks in sporting shops, the other characters are the lookouts for Creepy when casing the joint for the armor truck robberies!

October 29, 2011  04:20 PM ET
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Groucho is an armed robber, Cheesey Texan steals ladies lingerie, Steve Dallas has 3 homocides under his belt, 50 hijack cars, Debbie does all bank robbieries, MugShot is a peeping-tom breaking and entering, Blue Star snatches old ladies pocket books, Canucks breaks in sporting shops, the other characters are the lookouts for Creepy when casing the joint for the armor truck robberies!

Class of 2011!

October 29, 2011  04:52 PM ET

What can I say, they all had weak hearts. Your supposed to check with your doctor to make sure your healthy enough for sex.

October 29, 2011  04:58 PM ET
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Take a good look at all the avatars posted they all are ex-cons from Rikers!

But only misdemeanor convicts serve time at Rikers CREEPY.


Although Parole violators and Court appearance mutts will house there.

October 29, 2011  05:00 PM ET
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Knew I could count on you, Bro!

I'll vote for you too Otis. Even if you are a Cowboys fan.



And condolences on your loss last night

 
October 29, 2011  05:13 PM ET
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But only misdemeanor convicts serve time at Rikers CREEPY.Although Parole violators and Court appearance mutts will house there.

Are you kidding Boom? There are many felons in Rikers! Misdeameanor goes to county

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