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NFL won’t test for HGH without union’s agreement


FOX’s Jay Glazer reported earlier today that the NFLPA has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the NFL instructing the league not to proceed with any plans to collect blood samples for HGH testing.

The league says that admonition isn’t necessary.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells PFT via email that there won’t be testing for HGH, or even the collection of blood samples for future testing, absent the NFLPA’s consent.

“We never proposed to start collecting or testing without the union’s agreement,” Aiello told PFT.  “We said that we would be prepared to start collecting blood as agreed to by everyone in the [October 14] meeting with Representatives Issa and Cummings.”

And so the insertion of needles into the arms of players won’t be starting on Monday.  But it could be starting soon.  Charley Casserly of CBS reported earlier today that another meeting aimed at resolving the situation will be held before Congress, and that NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith has been instructed to attend, or subpoenas will be issued.

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7 Responses to “NFL won’t test for HGH without union’s agreement”
  1. contra74 says: Oct 23, 2011 1:16 PM

    “So youre telling me I have some more time?”
    – Clay Matthews

  2. gadgetdawg says: Oct 23, 2011 1:20 PM

    If you find out how long it takes for HGH to become undetectable you will know how long the NFLPA will stall for.

  3. gb4mn0 says: Oct 23, 2011 1:23 PM

    It’s all a conspiracy by the league to protect their darling Packers and against the cry baby MN vikequeens.

    It just ain’t fair! It just ain’t fair! It just ain’t fair!

  4. khmer379 says: Oct 23, 2011 2:10 PM

    Because half of the players use it to perform better equal better rating

  5. earthtopft says: Oct 23, 2011 2:17 PM

    DeMaurice Smith is a ridiculous little man. Everything he touches turns to crap.

  6. melikefootball says: Oct 23, 2011 2:47 PM

    Smith knows what the outcome will be , may not have enough players to dress a team.

  7. patpatriotagain says: Oct 23, 2011 9:02 PM

    crisis averted. let’s be honest the nfl didn’t really want to suspend 50% of the league (or more). they get to look like they’re serious about drugs without actually doing anything

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