The Sports Kings: NFL Game-Day Testing

The NFL will now drug test for steroids on game days.  According to league officials, the testing will begin with the first week of the season, as agreed to under the league’s new collective bargaining agreement. 

Adolpho Birch, the NFL’s senior vice president of law and labor policy, said the league will use the game-day testing only for performance-enhancers and not for recreational drugs like cocaine and marijuana. 

The new ten-year CBA that was hammered out during the NFL’s more than four-month lockout includes blood testing for human growth hormone, the first such test in any of the country’s major sports. 

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