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SBD/December 13, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Congress Says NFLPA Delaying HGH Testings To "Run Out The Clock"
Published December 13, 2012
HANDLING THE SITUATION: Goodell said that he is “likely to meet” with Cowboys DT Josh Brent “soon” after his arrest for intoxication manslaughter that resulted in the death of teammate Jerry Brown. ESPN DALLAS’ Werder & Archer reported the Cowboys yesterday “placed Brent on the reserve/non-football injury list, ending his season but not his contact with the team.” Goodell said, "Because he's not active and will not be involved with the club I think we'll allow the legal process to move forward and gain a little more clarity on that front." Cowboys COO, Exec VP & Dir of Player Personnel Stephen Jones said that the team “wants to be in contact with Brent.” Jones said, "I think we want to be able to contact him and him being able to contact his teammates. I think those things are important.” Goodell also addressed what the league “can do differently in helping educate players about the issue as well as offering different resources.” Goodell: "I don't think it's a secret that we've long felt that discipline in this area needs to be revisited and escalated on a first offense and a second offense" (ESPNDALLAS.com, 12/12).