Waxman praises NFL, players on growth hormone test
A key member of Congress calls the NFL’s intention to begin
testing for human growth hormone ”a genuine and welcome
breakthrough in the campaign to rid sports of the scourge of
Rep. Henry Waxman, a California Democrat who oversaw a series of
House hearings on steroids in sports, issued a statement Friday
saying he commends the NFL and the players’ union for ”seriously
addressing” the issue.
He also notes ”there are many details to be ironed out.”
Players ratified a new collective bargaining agreement Thursday.
The sides agreed that players would be subject to random testing
for HGH, in addition to annual checks – as is the case for all
banned substances in the NFL’s drug-testing program – only after
the union is confident in the way testing and appeals will