While the NFLPA and the NFL creep closer to a deal on HGH testing, there’s a plan in place to use former players as glorified lab rats.
According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, a group of around 100 former players will participate in a study, with two thirds of the group receiving HGH and the other third a placebo.
The players involved will have their blood tested before and after the trial, which will help determine what’s being called the decision limit — or the level of HGH a player can have in his bloodstream before any potential punishment.
There’s no word on whether any former players have agreed to participate in the study.
Such a test would ostensibly push the league and the union closer to a deal to actually start the testing, which was agreed to more than two years ago.