HGH testing remains a thorny issue around the NFL. Nearly two years after the NFL and NFL Players Association announced an agreement regarding the need for testing, there is still no mechanism in place to test players. While the two sides battle over the details, one NFL player says HGH use is going up. An NFC starter told Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he believes 10 to 15 players on each NFL team use the banned substance. "It's like clockwork nowadays," the player said. "Not tested and it's easy to get. Nowadays, dude? In 2013? (Expletive) yeah. I'm just being real." Dunne's article does a good job providing background on the issue, and we recommend reading it. But it doesn't break much new ground other than calling HGH use "rampant" and "prevalent." The anonymous player is just one of thousands. "It's a guess," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Around the League about the estimate. "No one knows the extent of use because the union has blocked our agreement to test for HGH for two years and counting." Around the League reached out to the NFLPA and we hope to have a comment from them soon. The more players and team representatives that speak on this issue, the better. Frankly, it's a topic that we need to know a lot more about.
Anonymous player: HGH use in NFL 'like clockwork'
NFL.com | May 1