The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month.
The former clinic owner accused of selling PEDs to Alex Rodriguez agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major-league ballplayers and high-school athletes.
Two full NFL seasons have passed — and another is about to begin — without a final agreement on HGH since the August 2011 labor deal paved the way for testing.
A-Rod makes it impossible for anyone but his lawyers to defend him. And they do so because he pays them. What’s your excuse?
The union’s memo says “a computer program will randomly select” five players apiece from eight teams each week to take the blood tests.
“(It’s) horrible,” Cuban said. “I think it’s disgraceful what Major League Baseball is trying to do to him. Look, it’s not that he doesn’t deserve to be suspended. He does … (211 games), that’s personal.”
Remember when BALCO fell like the Roman Empire? Somewhere in the ashes, we assumed that a fatal blow was struck against dopers and dealers. We thought that the eye of the steroid storm had drifted off to the sea of history. How’s that going?
Will Alex Rodriguez or any of the other players tied in media reports to the Biogenesis of America clinic get disciplined and, if so, when?
The NFL and players union are talking again about starting to test for human growth hormone as early as the upcoming season.
The Yankees star denied any involvement with the South Florida clinic under investigation by MLB after a report connected an associate of his to the facility.
Major League Baseball paid a former employee of a Florida anti-aging clinic linked to performance-enhancing drugs for documents, The New York Times reported Thursday on its website.
Another PED scandal has been “quietly revisited,” and it also involves Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, according to the New York Daily News.
The testing for HGH is not typical for the school. But these are not typical times for the perennially strong program, which has been linked to MLB’s latest drug mess.
The drugs are evolving. The conversation must follow suit. It’s time to stop the anger and disappointment that spews everywhere from airwaves to columns to happy hours.
The NBA, for the most part, has managed to avoid the major performance-enhancing drug scandals that have plagued the NFL and Major League Baseball over the last decade. Commissioner David Stern is hoping to keep it that way.