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NFLPA proposed MLB-style test for HGH

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06:07 PM ET 01.11 | NFL Players Association president DeMaurice Smith recently sent a letter out to players supporting the human growth hormone testing policy just adopted by the MLB. The policy allows the league to conduct random, unannounced blood testing, while also giving players a chance to appeal to a neutral arbitrator if they disagree with findings. In the letter, Smith decried the NFL for allegedly trying to take away players' rights to challenge the findings from drug testing. He agreed with baseball's testing methods, however. Smith's concession could represent a major step toward decreasing the prevalence of performance-enhancing substances in football.

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DeMaurice Smith, Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE DeMaurice Smith, Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
January 11, 2013  06:21 PM ET

He would look foolish as hell for not supporting this.

January 11, 2013  07:18 PM ET

Hell, leave it up tp Congress, give emsomething to do besides submit a budget

January 11, 2013  08:21 PM ET

... it's coming might as well get on board.

January 11, 2013  08:23 PM ET

If sample cup does not fit you must acquit. If a tester fiddles with your piddle ask for acquittal.

It's called the Richard Sherman defense. Forget about the fact that he drank from container that was known to contain PED's - His first excuse was that he didn't know what was in the container, but his lawyer said that excuse will never fly, so instead we'll just say the testing was compromised.

January 12, 2013  07:46 AM ET

Hopefully this method of testing and appeal will accomplish what it's supposed to.

 
January 13, 2013  09:38 AM ET

I can see clearly now the rain has gone!!!!!

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