The two most notable names in the Green Bay Packers locker room have a message for the NFL: Bring on HGH testing. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and outside linebacker Clay Matthews both spoke highly in favor of the NFL and the NFL Players Association coming together to finalize an agreement to test for human growth hormone. "I've been in favor of that for a long time now" Matthews said Saturday in the locker room. "I'm glad it looks like we're finally taking steps in the right direction to even the playing field. I know a lot of players have come out in favor of it. I'm looking forward to it." Matthews' father played 19 seasons in the NFL from 1978-1996 and shared some perspective with his son about the topic. "Speaking to my father about it when he played and they leveled the playing field back in the day it's always interesting to see the players who maintain their level of play and those who fall off" Matthews said. "I also think it's a step in the right direction in regard to sports in general." Since the NFL's new Collective Bargaining Agreement went into effect two years ago implementing a policy for HGH testing became only a matter of time. With so many of the league's best players -- including Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson -- publicly supporting it recently the process could be sped up.
Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews in favor of HGH testing
Fox Sports Wisconsin | Jul 28