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NFL will begin HGH testing for first time ever
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NFL will begin HGH testing for first time ever
Sunday October 5th, 2014

NFLPA president Eric Winston said the league will begin testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) on Monday, according to a report from NFL Media's Albert Breer.

The NFL and its players association announced the agreement on Sept. 19 to move forward with a new policy regarding drugs, which now includes testing for HGH for the first time. 

Winston outlined what can be expected with the new policy:

"Each week of the season, five players on eight teams will be tested. No testing will occur on game days."

A first-time violator of the HGH policy will be suspended for up to six games, depending on the nature of the violation. A second violation will result in a 10-game suspension. A third violation will result in a minimum two-year ban. 

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