With the NFL and NFLPA finally agreeing to conduct a population study regarding the levels of HGH naturally occurring in pro football players, the players who use HGH fully realize that implications.
If they don’t, they’ll likely hear it from their non-HGH using teammates.
Per a league source, training camps currently are abuzz with players talking about the practical realities of a population study. By loading up with HGH, players will skew the results higher, creating a potential HGH buffer zone for future players.
The amount that the level artificially increases depends on how many players already use HGH and, in turn, how many of them use it heavily in advance of the population study.
The only potential downside comes from the possibility that the sample of blood given for the population study will be split, with a portion of it maintained for later testing on a retroactive basis. Still, we’re told the NFLPA “never” will agree to impose discipline on players due to the HGH in the blood given for the population study.
Thus, any player who is willing to risk a future suspension on the possibility that never doesn’t really mean never now falls in to the “smoke ‘em if you got ‘em” category.