Former NFL Players to Juice With HGH, for Science
League wants better handle on doping
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2013 6:50 AM CDT
File photo of an injector pen for HGH.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

(Newser) – In this case, the NFL will not only condone doping but actually supply the dope. A new plan calls for about 70 former players to take human growth hormone in a controlled study, reports USA Today. Another 30 or so will get a placebo, and researchers will keep a close eye on before-and-after HGH levels. The idea is to get a better handle on what normal levels should be (the body does produce HGH naturally) as the league gets ready to put into place a testing policy. NFL.com reports that HGH tests on current players could start this season, with first offenders getting a four-game suspension.

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Chatsworth
Aug 15, 2013 5:45 PM CDT
Wont that make their balls shrink?
Minkey
Aug 15, 2013 5:22 PM CDT
Just as w/ testosterone derivatives...unless your deficient exogenous use only causes endogenous suppression and negative feedback loop. There are plenty of DHEA clinical studies proving its possible benefits for ages 40+.
Drewzy
Aug 15, 2013 2:49 PM CDT
Why use former ones? They could just use the current players.