NFL Can't Understand Why the Union Hasn't Agreed to HGH Testing

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NFL Can't Understand Why the Union Hasn't Agreed to HGH Testing
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In January, Major League Baseball announced that it would start randomly testing players for HGH, and soon after that, NBA commissioner David Stern said he wanted HGH testing for his league by next season. Though the NFLPA is apparently on board with testing the NFL's players -- union executive director DeMaurice Smith said as much the day after MLB made its announcement -- but the league and the union have not agreed to how to implement such a test. On Thursday, Adolpho Birch -- the NFL's senior vice president of law and labor policy -- had a chance to talk with reporters at the NFL combine, and he clearly is not pleased with the delay in implementing the test. Particularly since the NFLPA has said it has an issue with the potential appeals process.

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