NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith signed the CBA on Friday, and then appeared on NFL Network afterwards to bask in the relief. But not every detail has been worked out between the two sides.
Rich Eisen pressed the two men about drug testing policies after reports surfaced Thursday that HGH blood testing would be part of the agreement.
“We’re both committed to getting it done by the start of the regular season,” Goodell said.
Smith also indicated that the players were committed to the process for the sake of the integrity of the game. But some specifics still have to be worked out. The CBA included the “goal” to finish the process by the start of the year, and at this point it seems safe to trust the two men to finish the job.
It was remarkable to see how comfortable the two men were together after going to battle. Eisen asked Goodell and Smith if they would head on vacation next.
“Not together,” Smith said to big laughter.