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HGH deal could result in beefed up penalties for DUIs

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With the NFL and NFLPA still haggling over the contours of an HGH testing program more than two years after agreeing that HGH testing will occur, the league and its players continue to operate under the pre-2011 drug, alcohol, and steroids policies.

By striking a deal on HGH testing, the two sides also will be able to update the other policies.  According to Alex Marvez of, that could include more stringent penalties for DUIs.

The league wants a suspension to be imposed for a first offense.  Currently, the standard sanction for the initial infraction is a two-game fine.

The NFLPA, per Marvez, would want other terms, including a better system for ensuring players who have had too much to drink can make alternative transportation arrangements.

“We would entertain any program collaboration, initiative or partnership that looks like it was feasibly calculated to reduce the number of incidents involving players, club employees and league employee who drive while impaired. That’s a given,” NFL senior V.P. of labor law and policy Adolpho Birch told Marvez.

The NFLPA should share that objective, especially since a member of the NFLPA died while riding in another member’s car last December.

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6 Responses to “HGH deal could result in beefed up penalties for DUIs”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 5, 2013 8:32 PM

    I got a car and I can help out the Detroit guys. How’s that for a system? Cars and people operating them is a simple thing to obtain, it’s the setup that counts. And it should be somebody or some organization’s job and accountability to create that system. Gee I wonder who that could be?

    Tim Tebow, or Jay-Z, can’t you do something about this problem?

  2. buckhuckster says: Aug 5, 2013 8:35 PM

    I will make my services available for any NFL player that’s seeking for a designated driver at a fair rate.

  3. germanstingray says: Aug 5, 2013 8:36 PM

    It’s amazing to me that any of these NFL players get DWIs. They have a free car service they can use anytime they want to go out and have a few. If only all of us were that fortunate. We have to pay for our own cabs.

  4. msclemons67 says: Aug 5, 2013 9:01 PM

    DUI’s? Who cares about that? A DUI is easy to forgive.

    We need more stringent punishment for saying words.

  5. terryobitts says: Aug 5, 2013 9:05 PM

    Seriously?? A DUI is going to worse than than a drug conviction? There should be a ZERO tolerance for drugs. 1 time,, your out for life! This will clean it up once and for all!!

  6. officialgame says: Aug 6, 2013 7:26 AM

    Take a cab, get a receipt, submit your receipt to the team for reimbursement. That was easy.

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