Congressional Leader Urges NFL to Re-Examine Steroid Policy
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the ranking minority member of the House Committee on Government Reform, wrote a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today urging the league to re-examine its steroid policy in the wake of recent reports about the use of human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing drugs by players.
"The combination of these reports about the abuse of performance-enhancing drugs in the NFL shows that there are still important lessons to be learned for the league, including how the NFL drug-testing program could have failed to detect this use of banned substances," Waxman wrote. "I hope that the NFL will make every effort to learn these lessons and apply them to a new and more effective policy to rid the league of performance-enhancing drugs."
Greg Aiello, the NFL's vice president of public relations, said: "We look forward to continuing our discussions with Congressman Waxman, Chairman [Tom] Davis and the committee staff. We are committed to continuing to have the best program in sports."
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