Pound decries delays in HGH testing for NFL
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
MONTREAL (AP) -- International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says there is known and suspected use of human growth hormone in the NFL and claims union lawyers who seek more information about testing for the performance-enhancing drug "flock to the pseudo-science like ants to a picnic."
Writing an op-ed piece for "Play True Magazine," the official publication of the World Anti-Doping Agency, Pound, the former WADA president, chides NFL Players Association's attorneys for using delaying tactics to keep the testing from starting this season.
The labor contract that ended the NFL lockout in August included a provision for HGH testing as soon as this season -- but not until the NFLPA approved the process. That hasn't happened, in part because the NFLPA says it needs more information about the test itself.