Player rep: Not until March for HGH testing in NFL
Monday, November 7, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Titans player representative Jake Scott says the NFL should wait until March to deal with HGH testing.
The league and NFLPA tentatively agreed in the contract that ended the lockout to implement testing for human growth hormone. But the union had to approve testing procedures and has not done so, saying it wants more information.
Scott says a solution would be "if we ... do it in March when players can sit down and the league can sit down and you don't have the stress and the strain of a football season going on to deal with it."
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello notes that in the CBA "the union agreed to HGH testing with the goal of beginning it by the first week of the 2011 season. We have been ready to go, but the union continues its delaying tactics."