Bucking the NFLPA* and supporting Commissioner Roger Goodell, Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie said today that he’s all for testing for human growth hormone.
And in comments that surely won’t endear Cromartie to his fellow players, he suggested that the only players who oppose testing for HGH are the ones who are cheating.
Cromartie weighed in after Ravens receiver Derrick Mason lashed out at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s insistence on HGH testing. Cromartie took to Twitter and said he’s fine with blood tests for HGH because he has nothing to hide.
“Just was reading an article about HGH testing in the NFL,” Cromartie wrote. “I’m for it. I’m not against it. If you’re against that mean you’re hiding something.” (I’ve lightly edited Cromartie’s tweets for readability.)
Cromartie said he opposes the use of performance-enhancing substances and believes in testing for them.
“I mean you shouldn’t have to cheat to get an edge, just go out and play ball,” Cromartie wrote. “God created us all differently so use the talents he blessed us with.”
So Cromartie has once again taken a public stance that runs contrary to the feelings of most of his fellow players. At least he didn’t threaten to smash anyone’s face in, or call any of his fellow players a–holes.