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NFL, NFL Players Association reach 'tentative agreement' on HGH testing

NFL, NFL Players Association reach 'tentative agreement' on HGH testing

The NFL and the NFL Players Association have reached a tentative agreement on human growth hormone testing this season, according to a players' union memo. The memo, which was sent to all NFL players and their representatives and obtained by The Baltimore Sun, follows an agreement on an HGH population study to determine baseline levels of HGH hormones. Forty players, five randomly chosen from eight teams, would be randomly tested per week once HGH testing begins. All players would have to submit to a blood test for the population study prior to the launch of testing. A first positive test would trigger a four-game suspension for violating the NFL...

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