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NFL delay over HGH tests: Unacceptable

A warning from Congress to pro football and Major League Baseball: Get it done!

Originally Published: November 4, 2011
By Rep. Henry Waxman | Special to ESPN.com

We are now halfway through the 2011 NFL season, and the league and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) remain at an impasse with regard to the commencement of testing for human growth hormone (HGH). While the two sides announced an agreement to begin testing earlier this year, they remain bogged down over technical disagreements on the procedures for the test. This impasse should not continue.

HGH is an illegal performance-enhancing drug. Athletes take HGH in hopes that it will allow ...

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