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Hearing: Federal intervention in steroid issue is imminent

Originally Published: February 27, 2008
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Four major sports league commissioners and four union chiefs are not happy about it, but they might soon face a bipartisan push in the U.S. Congress to take control of steroid testing and punishment away from professional sports and turn it over to an independent agency.

In a hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill, both the Democratic chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection, Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., and an influential Republican, ...

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