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The Daily Shoutout: Crucial HGH meeting in DC

Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:45 am
 
OPENING HIT: A crucial step in the NFL's attempt to have HGH testing in its league could happen Friday morning in Washington.

Recently leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee called for a meeting with leaders from the NFL and union for an update on the status of HGH testing. That meeting is expected to take place on Friday, I've been told by several sources.

The chair of the committee, Darrell Issa, and Elijah Cummings, the ranking member, invited Commissioner Roger Goodell and union head DeMaurice Smith. The meeting is expected to take place in Issa's office.

Many of the top officials from the NFL and union are expected to attend.

This meeting is potentially a big deal. It could be the spark -- or rather the politicial shove -- to finally push both sides to an agreement.

The NFL and its union agreed to start testing for HGH as part of the new collective bargaining agreement. Both sides want it but union officials have expressed to me in the past they fear the test is too intrusive and not reliable. The league vehemently disputes that saying the test is practical and works.

What helped the NFL's case was a stunning endorsement of the HGH testing system in a letter to the league from dozens of scientists. It's pretty convincing stuff and will be a major PR and practical help to the league as it continues to make its case.

I don't know when there will finally be HGH testing. I still think it begins next season but this meeting in Washington is the kind of move that can dramatically speed things up.
  
Category: NFL
Tags: HGH, NFL
 
Comments

Since: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2011 10:42 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Crucial HGH meeting in DC

I like my athletes like I like my women.  Strong, fast and black. HGH should be allowed. All sports would be more entertaining.



Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:26 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Crucial HGH meeting in DC

Anyway they can test CBS sports writers for a brain?



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 12:00 am
 

Yeah, right

All the Senate and Congress have to do is stop worrying about what athletes are putting into their bodies and they will FIX THE ENTIRE ECONOMY OMG!!!

The heck with HGH.  I think everyone should take whatever you're taking.  



Since: Jul 5, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:09 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Crucial HGH meeting in DC

Don't our officials in Washington DC have more important things to be concerned with, like the "economy", instead of worrying about an athlete that drinks a forbidden milkshake????



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 5:31 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Crucial HGH meeting in DC

Nawww...PEDS in the NFL ?

Shocking....and those are probably Dwight Howard's mommas muscles in the NBA too. 

     



Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2011 2:22 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Crucial HGH meeting in DC

Wow, when is this going to start.... The STEELERS are screwed once this kicks in.  Perhaps why a few of the guys are already faking injuries in order to try to avoid detection.  HaHa! 



Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2011 1:48 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Crucial HGH meeting in DC

Agree



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 1:47 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Crucial HGH meeting in DC

Freeman, did you just rip this right off the pages of the Post from yesterday?  Sad.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2011 1:07 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Crucial HGH meeting in DC

Spartan822 hit the nail right on the head. Look for the Steelers to plumit in the standings, there hole defence seemed juiced last year. While all the talk is going on there's a people out there figuring out ways to mask the tests. there are just as many bad guys as good guys working on this.No more urine tests , stick with the BLOOD tests. We're going to find some our super stars have changed into rather ordinary players.



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:25 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Crucial HGH meeting in DC

The NFL and its union agreed to start testing for HGH as part of the new collective bargaining agreement. Both sides want it but union officials have expressed to me in the past they fear the test is too intrusive and not reliable. The league vehemently disputes that saying the test is practical and works.


The union is trying to buy time for the players so they can make sure they are HGH free when the testing begins.


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