SAN DIEGO (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he’s optimistic that testing for HGH can begin this season but that he’s “disappointed” with the slow movement by the players’ union.
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.
Goodell says it’s important for the NFL to continue to be a leader, including in the testing for performance-enhancing drugs.
The commissioner made his comments before attending a benefit dinner.
He also says he’ll meet with San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders on Thursday for an update on the Chargers’ attempt to get a new stadium built.