DeMaurice Smith, NFL Players Association Executive Director issued the following statement in response a request for a Congressional hearing on the implementation of HGH testing for NFL players. “Players’ health and safety and the integrity of the game go hand in hand. I applaud the Members in their request for a hearing and look forward to fully discussing all of these issues as soon as possible. We are sending letters to the teams immediately in order to assist Congress in its fact finding mission.”
Earlier today, Congressional Democrats sent a letter to Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House’s Committee on Energy and Commerce, urging congressional hearings to investigate a delay in the implementation of human growth hormone testing in the NFL. ”This delay is a cause for concern,” wrote Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), and Bobby Rush (D-Ill.).
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