Two of the NFL’s top tight ends are lending their voices to support testing players for human growth hormone.
With the NFL and NFLPA meeting today to work on an HGH testing plan, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and Cowboys tight end Jason Witten have both spoken up to say that testing should happen.
“I know I wouldn’t have a problem with it because it levels the playing field,” Gonzalez said on CNBC, in comments distributed to the media by the NFL. “Why wouldn’t you want something like that? We have to give blood anyway so might as well test it for HGH.”
Witten said he believe the league and the union will come up with a testing policy that makes sense for everyone.
“Doing it the proper way is what it’s all about,” Witten said, via the Dallas Morning News. “You want as level of a playing field as you can get. I think the union and the league have done a good job. It’s probably taken a little bit longer than both sides wanted, but it’ll be good to get that together and finalized for us.”
The agreement between the league and the union hasn’t been finalized yet, but comments like these indicate that HGH testing is coming soon, and many players are on board.