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Roger Goodell 'hopeful' for HGH tests

Updated: October 3, 2011, 2:33 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he's "still hopeful" the league will be able to test players for human growth hormone this season.

After giving a speech to neurological surgeons Monday, Goodell told reporters: "I think the science has proven there's a valid (HGH) test, and we're hoping we'll get the green light from the union."

When the NFL and the players' union agreed to a new labor contract in August, the sides said they would institute blood testing for HGH, ...

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