JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The NFL and NFL’s Players Association have not come to terms since August 2011 to enforce NFL athletes to take a human growth hormone test.
Congress brought up the issue on Wednesday to see when NFL players will begin human growth hormone testing. U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings said both parties have been purposely avoiding this issue.
“It seems like it's excuse after excuse being presented and the major excuse is being science,” Cummings said.
George Atallah, an NFL Players Association employee, said both parties must comply.
“We will move forward with testing as soon as protocols are agreed to by both sides,” Atallah said.
If there is no agreement by Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, Congress will discuss it in future meetings, according to a committee chairman.