Gonzalez makes the case against HGH

August, 9, 2011
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Here’s a simple formula in the case favoring the sort of HGH testing owners and players agreed to in the new CBA: If you want to reduce injuries, reduce the number of oversized guys who are dishing out the hits that produce the injuries.

"If we can really get it out of the game, I think we'll see a slightly less violent game -- I hope," Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez told Bob Kravitz. "I would hope we'd see fewer concussions over time."

Kravitz got some good stuff out of Gonzalez as he explored the issue. The receiver’s been called a slow healer, a label no one in the NFL wants to wear.

Gonzalez said he has never been approached by anybody affiliated with the Colts, but people in his life have suggested he use HGH to help him in what he calls "a system that rewards fast healers."

"They say, 'Hey, I don't know why you're not using it; you won't get caught,'" he said. "But not getting caught is not the reason to do something."

Gonzalez said there are many pieces of the CBA that address safety. To him, HGH testing is as important, or more important, than any of them.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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