At a time when, at times, the NFL and NFL Players Association presumably would disagree on what time it is, the league and union quietly finalized some changes to the drug and PED policies earlier this week.
Under the substance-abuse policy, synthetic marijuana (known as K2, Spice, and Blaze, among other labels) has been added to the list of banned substances. Also, players are not permitted to record the collection process in any way, and players have four hours to provide a sample during the offseason.
The PED policy likewise prohibits the recording of the collection process, and the list of banned substances now includes Growth Hormone Secretagogues and Growth Hormone Releasing Hormones and Peptides.
A dispute emerged between the league and the union earlier this year regarding whether players are permitted to record the collection process. Past versions of the policies previously did not specifically prohibits it; now, both policies do.