Yesterday, Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason said he supported HGH testing. Yesterday, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and linebacker Sean Lee supported Beason.
“We’ve seen other pro sports and how important that’s been and the negative vibe it’s gotten,” said Witten, via ESPN Dallas. “Everybody wants a level playing field. I think the union wants it under the right circumstance. There’s a lot of parameters when you start testing for blood but I think everyone is welcoming that when it’s done the right way. It’s probably taken longer than we all expected it to, but it sounds like we’re close.”
But there are people who still get off for the mishandling of samples. Braun was originally cleared because of a ‘technicality’ before being caught up in the Biogenesis scandal.
“As long as the test is 100 percent foolproof where there’s not going to be any false positives, that would be the only issue we would have,” Lee said. “If an innocent guy is found guilty, his life is completely ruined. As long as the test is scientifically 100 percent where you can’t get anybody proven to be false, I’m fine with it.”
From ESPN Dallas:
The league and NFLPA will stage what has been deemed an “important negotiating session” Wednesday in Washington, D.C., as they try to work toward an agreement for HGH testing, NFL.com reported.