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NFL, NFLPA announce revised drug policy

NFL, NFLPA announce revised drug policy

The NFL and NFL Players Association announced sweeping changes to their substance-abuse and performance-enhancing drug policies on Friday in a joint statement.

That includes the use of third-party arbitration appeals of positive tests, implementation of testing for human growth hormone in a few weeks and revised disciplinary standards for driving under the influence cases and marijuana violations.

"“With these changes, the NFL and NFLPA once again have the finest and most comprehensive set of drug policies in sports,”" NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

"“Our collectively bargained drug policies set the standard for testing protocols and...