HGH TESTING

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Associated Press

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 1 at 12:03 PM

Repeating something the league has been saying for more than a year, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he hopes there will be HGH testing soon — before the start of the 2013 season if he has his way.

Your turn, players' union.

The league and union paved the way for testing two seasons ago in the collective bargaining agreement. But the sides have been at an impasse, with the NFL Players Association saying it needs more information about the validity of a test that is used by Olympic sports and Major League Baseball. The union also has issues with the appeals process, saying the league won't agree to the independent arbitrator that Major League Baseball's drug-testing program has.

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