The recently finalized CBA reportedly includes authority to conduct HGH testing. And that’s not sitting well with one of the NFLPA’s player representatives.
Titans guard Jake Scott calls the process a “witch hunt,” according to Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com.
“[The owners have] wanted that all along, clear back to February or March, to do HGH testing,” Scott said. “That’s a no-go for us. If they’re still holding to that, I can see that being a problem.”
Actually, it’s no longer a problem because the CBA has been ratified. And it reportedly includes authorization to conduct HGH testing.
“There’s only one test, and it’s a hoax,” Scott said. “We’re not going for that. We’re not going to turn this into a witch hunt for some independent company to make profits off of. We’re not gonna do that to our players.”
Scott raises a valid point. “I would question the motives of any company that is testing for profit, that is operating a for-profit business. Their incentive is to catch people,” Scott said. “That’s their incentive — is to catch people, and if they don’t catch anybody, nobody thinks their tests works. There’s a conflict of interest there.”
Apparently, while the authority to conduct HGH testing is contained in the CBA, work still must be done as to the specific of testing. “It’s still under negotiation,” Scott said, via John Glennon of the Tennessean. “We have a say as a union. We have to agree to the test, the testing procedure, the testing company. We’re willing to do it if they find a test that’s proven accurate and it’s administered in a way we deem acceptable to our players.”
So maybe it’s not as done of a done deal as we’ve been led to believe.