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NFL players ratify new CBA

Updated: August 5, 2011, 11:04 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NFL players ratified a new, 10-year collective bargaining agreement Thursday, hours after it was finalized, and the contract allows the NFL to become the first major U.S. professional sports league to use blood testing for human growth hormone, a source familiar with the talks told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The Steelers were the only team to vote against ratification, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Players eventually would be subject to random testing for HGH, in addition ...

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