Lawmaker takes NFL players union to task
Speaking at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing about the science behind the testing, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, noted that nearly two full NFL seasons have passed since the league and the players' union signed a labor deal that set the stage for adding HGH to the sport's drug program.
The NFLPA won't concede the validity of a test that's used by Olympic sports and Major League Baseball, and the sides haven't been able to agree on a scientist to help resolve that impasse. HGH is a banned substance that is hard to detect and used by athletes for what are believed to be a variety of benefits, such as increasing speed or improving vision.
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