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SBD/February 4, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Goodell States HGH Testing Will Begin Prior To Start Of '13 Season
Published February 4, 2013
FAILING THE EYE TEST: In Phoenix, Dan Bickley wrote many players in the NFL "fail the eye test." Suspicion of HGH use has "run rampant for years, rivaling the steroid abuse that marked the previous century." But despite "all the visual warnings, no one seems all that concerned." After last week's SI report that Ravens LB Ray Lewis used deer antler extract to expedite his return from a triceps injury this season, "it's time for the league to get serious" (AZCENTRAL.com, 2/2).
PART OF THE GIVE AND TAKE: SI's Peter King said the NFLPA is “going to have to be forced by Congress to implement HGH testing." However, it will be "just another example" of the union wanting a "quid pro quo." King: "When they give up something like HGH testing, they want something in return” (“PFT,” NBC Sports Network, 2/1).