NFL Steroid Hearing

By: AP
By: AP

A House committee chair says the National Football League's steroid testing policy is "tough" -- but Tom Davis says "it's not perfect."

The House Government Reform Committee is following up on last month's hearing on steroids in baseball by grilling the N-F-L's chairman, players' association head and others.

Davis says the N-F-L has been much more cooperative than Major League Baseball in giving details about its testing program and announcing new steps to toughen it. He says legislation is in the works to create uniform policies for all sports.

N-F-L Commissioner Paul Tagliabue is set to tell the committee the league is increasing how many offseason drug tests players can face.
Unlike at the baseball hearing, no current players will testify. The committee will hear from former player Steve Courson, who says steroid abuse led to heart trouble.

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