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Union to players: HGH testing close

Updated: August 13, 2013, 5:03 PM ET
Associated Press

The NFL Players Association "tentatively agreed" to let the league take 40 blood samples for HGH tests each week during the season, with a positive result drawing a four-game suspension, according to a memo the union sent players.

A copy of the NFLPA's email, written in a question-and-answer format, was obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

The memo says "a computer program will randomly select" five players apiece from eight teams each week to take the blood tests.

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