From Wire Reports
April 20, 2005
"A public review of the NFL's strategy for combating steroid use marks the next step in our investigation," said Rep. Tom Davis, chairman of the House Government Reform Committee. "Examining the effectiveness of the NFL's policy is a key part of understanding why 500,000 high school students today have tried steroids."
Invited to the April 27 hearing are NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue; Gene Upshaw, vice president of the NFL Players Association; and Harold Henderson, the NFL's executive vice president for labor relations.
The trade allows the Redskins to take care of both of their most pressing needs - cornerback and receiver - in one afternoon. Washington holds the ninth and 25th picks, with the flexibility to trade up or down to get the players the team has targeted.
An NFL source with knowledge of the deal, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press that Oakland would receive a second-round and third-round pick in this weekend's NFL draft.
The teams hadn't officially announced the swap as of last night, but the Raiders had been trying to trade Buchanon in recent weeks. The Washington Post reported in yesterday's editions that the Redskins were discussing a trade that would have sent the No. 9 pick to the Raiders for Buchanon.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, one of the high-revenue owners, had a quick response when asked if there had been any progress in the revenue-sharing debate at yesterday's special meeting at an Atlanta airport hotel.
"None," Jones said. "We had a lot of good discussion, but not necessarily progress, just good discussion."
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