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NFLPA: Cut the Crap! We Need HGH Testing in the NFL

By Keith Smooth On February - 25 - 2010

Before Monday, Terry Newton was a rugby player, famous only in Great Britain. But when it was announced that he had tested positive for HGH , he instantly became famous around the world. 

Newton, who was immediately suspended for two years, is the first athlete to ever test positive for HGH by a national sporting anti-doping agency. And as expected, the shockwaves from his positive test has had a ripple effect here in America.

Yesterday, commissioner Bud Selig announced that MLB plans to start testing in the minor leagues as soon as possible. He also said that he will make every attempt to get the Player's Association to allow testing for the majors as well.

The NBA has surprisingly remained mum on this issue.

But what about the NFL?

In regards to testing for drugs, the NFL and MLB have a convoluted history.

Consider this:

The NFL has been testing for steroids for over 20 years.

MLB was literally dragged (kicking and screaming) into a comprehensive and effective steroid-testing pr...

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