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League wants to avoid similar scandal

Updated: October 19, 2003, 3:35 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

In the wake of the budding track and field steroid scandal, the NFL announced Friday that it will begin testing for tetrahydrogestrinone (THG), the New York Times reported in Saturday's editions.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told the paper that the league expects to add the substance to its banned list by the end of the season, if not sooner. The league has the power to test for THG under the collective bargaining agreement, according to Aiello.

The first rumblings of a THG presence in ...

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