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HGH testing coming in new CBA??...maybe

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Human growth hormone testing is coming for all NFL players if the league has its way in labor negotiations.

NFL vice president and general counsel Adolpho Birch told FOXSports.com on Thursday that the league is insistent upon HGH testing when a new collective bargaining agreement is reached with the NFL Players Association.

"We want it. We think it's necessary. We're going to ensure that it's done," said Birch, who oversees the NFL's drug-testing program. "That's something very important to us and the integrity of our game. We believe some of the basis for going slowly on it before has been addressed. At this point, it's proper for it to be an active part of our program."

Birch said the NFL had discussed the matter with NFLPA representatives before labor talks ended March 11 and a work stoppage began. An NFLPA source told FOXSports.com that an agreement for HGH testing "would have to be part of settlement discussions with the class," referring to the attorneys representing 10 NFL players in an antitrust lawsuit against the league. The NFLPA decertified as a union before the previous CBA expired in anticipation of an NFL lockout.

Testing for HGH — a performance-enhancing substance barred but not tested for in the NFL's previous drug-testing program — could become a contentious subject among NFLPA members. It also could become a bargaining chip for the NFL in CBA negotiations.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/NFL-wants-players-tested-for-human-growth-hormone-HGH-032411

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Good.

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I don't care about HGH to be honest. This is only going to create another topic to argue about in the CBA meetings. Now this pushes the CBA from getting done even further IMO.

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who doesn't want smaller balls?

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who doesn't want smaller balls?

I think HGH doesn't give you smaller balls just bigger tumors, but I might be wrong. If it does shrink your testicles, well smaller potatoes just makes the steak look bigger.

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As a former bodybuilder and current powerlifter....I can tell you there is no way to test for HGH since the body produces it naturally. You cant have "elevated levels" of it like testosterone,either. HGH by itself without steroids is minimally effective anyway.. Since it cant be tested for....a majority of olympic participants use it.

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That was actually a question I had reading the headline.

Is it really going to be possible to reliably test for it?

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Nope. This REALLY makes JR and co look ...well......dumb.

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Wouldn't say that. They can go ahead and make an agreement now to allow for testing when it becomes possible to do so.

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I think HGH doesn't give you smaller balls just bigger tumors, but I might be wrong. If it does shrink your testicles, well smaller potatoes just makes the steak look bigger.

Balls, tumors...as long as they get cupped.

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As a former bodybuilder and current powerlifter....I can tell you there is no way to test for HGH since the body produces it naturally. You cant have "elevated levels" of it like testosterone,either. HGH by itself without steroids is minimally effective anyway.. Since it cant be tested for....a majority of olympic participants use it.

there's also no "standard level" of HGH to test against.

This is dumb as hell.

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hey njpantherfan tell me some good shoulder strengthening/flexibility exercises

my power ****** is a little tight

also i almost killed myself three days ago doing back jerks and now im scared.

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