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How NFL Can Improve Its Drug Testing Policy

By Adam Lazarus On May - 8 - 2012

Last August, the NFL announced that it would revamp and improve its drug testing policy. According to a New York Times report, every player in every season would be tested for human growth hormone at least once a year.

That provision—with the already-in-place testing for the more “commonplace” performance enhancing drugs (i.e. anabolic steroids)—seemed to make the NFL the front-runner in terms of team-sports testing. Ahead of the NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and even international sports.

But the policy is still far from perfect.

As everyone says, the cheaters will always be out in front of any league testing policy. Unscrupulous doctors and chemists, well aware of the money that can be made by supplying million-dollar athletes with enhancements, constantly search for a niche market.

So in some respects, the NFL—like MLB, the NBA, the NHL, etc.—will perpetually be playing catch...

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