NFL players union called out by Congress over HGH testing delay

WASHINGTON — The leaders of a congressional subcommittee accused the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) of using stall tactics in an effort to avoid testing for human growth hormone (HGH).

The letter sent to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith comes two weeks after they met privately with officials from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to talk about why the HGH test had not yet been implemented.

HGH testing was agreed to in the new collective bargaining agreement, but the union has blocked its implementation over the test's effectiveness.

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