NFL and NFLPA are in talks over the HGH testing issue of the players in this season game and there are all kinds of measures being taken to implement testing from this very season. However the talks are amidst all kinds of ambiguity situation as the decision of the ‘normal’ level of HGH in the players is still to be decided. There is still no confident result on what can be the outcome of the talks. If we go by the words of Zak DeOssie, representative of Giants’ union then according to him any agreement in regard of HGH testing of the players probably may not be decided upon for another two years.
The talks on the HGH testing are simply bothering the play and the players as NFL and NFLPA are in meetings since 2011 when the issue was raised first. There has being dramatic changes since then but no solid results are being forwarded from both the sides on the issue of HGH testing of the league players. As in earlier reports we have reported that the players themselves are optimistic about the implementation of the testing. According to them it will help in making the game fair.
Speaking over the issue of HGH testing Zak DeOssie, added while referring to Daily News, “We’ll do whatever they need and we are totally on board in giving our blood (for HGH testing). But we need to know that we have the best people testing it, that there’s no false positives. He also added, “These are legitimate concerns with respect to our livelihood, so what’s the harm in us asking for the best and a mutually agreed upon standard?”
Showing his concern towards the agreement and the proper testing of the blood samples collected. This is not for the first time there has being criticism of the testing by many experts before as well by many other experts as well who regard it as a tactical move of the union.
DeOssie also added to the issue saying, “And we’re happy we are moving forward. We are also happy that the league has decided to take a sample testing from every single player to get the most accurate blood sample regarding HGH testing for our workforce. Do we think it’s going to happen this year? No. It probably won’t happen for another two years. There’s still a lot more standards out there that have to be established and that we have to mutually agree upon.
“But we’re willing to do whatever tests we need — as long as it’s fair and the guidelines are clear.”
According to Chris Snee, “I’m all for making the game as clean as possible.” He added, “As long as they find the right way. I heard they wanted to do (blood-testing) on game days, and that’s the last thing I want to think about — getting my blood taken — on game days. But I’m sure they’ll come up with an agreement. I’m all for making this game clean.”