NFL players union approves drug policy changes and implementation of HGH testing.
Several angry major league players wanted Alex Rodriguez kicked out of their union after he sued it last week, but staff lawyers told them expulsion was not allowed.
Former Cy Young winner Eric Gagne admits in his biography that he used human growth hormone and estimated that 80 percent of his Dodgers teammates were using performance-enhancing drugs. Gagne, though, didn’t name names and by doing so, tarnished the names of 100 percent of his teammates from his Dodgers days.
Two people familiar with the negotiations tell The Associated Press the NFL will become the first major U.S. professional sports league to use blood testing for human growth hormone under the final language of the collective bargaining agreement.