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Thursday, September 15, 2005
Senate calls sports leaders to testify on steroids

Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The commissioners of Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League have been called to testify about their leagues' steroids policies before the Senate Commerce Committee on Sept. 28.

Two proposed bills that would mandate drug-testing standards for major pro sports have been introduced by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Jim Bunning, R-Ky.

McCain will chair the hearing, and Bunning, a former major-league pitcher, will be invited as a guest member of the committee.

Witnesses are expected to include baseball commissioner Bud Selig, baseball players' union head Donald Fehr, NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, NFL players' union head Gene Upshaw, NBA commissioner David Stern, NBA players' union head Billy Hunter and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.