Why did HGH and steroids cause the decline in NFL players?
With the recent emergence of HGH use in the NFL, it’s time to look at the issue more closely.
The NFLPA has called for a mandatory testing program for all players and coaches, and it has proposed an eight-part program to educate the public about the dangers of HGL.
A study by the NCAA’s Center for Health Policy found that over two decades of NFL testing, the league has lost between $500 million and $1 billion in revenue due to the presence of HCLs.
The research, commissioned by the NFLPA, found that more than 85% of NFL players tested positive for HGH, and that of the 16% of athletes who tested positive, nearly two-thirds of those players were arrested for using anabolic steroids.
The study also found that a high percentage of the NFL players who tested negative for HGL had used HGH within the previous three years.
And when you add in the millions of dollars that were lost to the league due to HGH arrests, it is clear that the drug has not been a positive for players.
The National Football League and the NFL Players Association are scheduled to meet at the league office in Washington, D.C., this week.
The players are scheduled, however, to face a host of questions and concerns, including the need for a mandated testing program.
The players have asked for a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the union.
A hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, with a transcript of the meeting set to be made available on the union’s website.