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The NFL recently made headlines by taking the step of including HGH testing as part of their new players contract that ended the infamous lockout. 

The use of human growth hormones and performance enhancing drugs in mainstream sports is a topic that has been scrutinized greatly over the last 10 to 15 years, by not only the sports media, but the mainstream media and has infiltrated the walls of our governance over the years as well.

Many seem to believe that the NFL strengthening it's anti-drug policy as a major step for all sports, as it's a known fact that the sport of football itself has been plagued by not only performance enhancing drug use, but pain killer and recreational drug use as well, as is the case in many sports. 

Will these tests actually be effective though? Or are they simply a step to lay friendly with a fan base that wants to see clean play and a government now stepping on the toes of commissioners to up their anti-PED game?

The truth of the matter is pretty simple. No mat...

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