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TESTS BEGIN MONDAY: On Long Island, Bob Glauber reports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has “written a letter to two members of Congress outlining the league's plan to begin collecting blood specimens as soon as Monday in order to begin testing all players for HGH.” The letter was sent Wednesday to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), and “reiterated a six-point plan that Goodell said both sides had agreed to last Friday.” Goodell in the letter said that the league “would begin collecting blood samples as soon as Monday, but that testing wouldn't begin until details of the program could be worked out with players” (NEWSDAY, 10/21). Goodell also wrote that a “mutually acceptable third party would meet with WADA, the world anti-doping agency, and USADA to review the science underlying the HGH tests” (AP, 10/20).