Found July 02, 2012 on Down and Distance:
PLAYERS: Eric Wood
TEAMS: Buffalo Bills

While the NFL players union and the NFL argue over the details of implementing a program to test players blood, which is the only way to test for the illicit use of human growth hormone, one NFL player says the time is now to start testing players’ blood.

Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood took to his twitter this afternoon to discuss the NFL’s drug testing policies. Currently, the NFL only tests players urine. Wood, believes if the league is going to test, they might as well test blood as well.

Just took my at home drug test for the league and they could have easily blood tested. If you’re going to test cover everything

— Eric Wood (@EWood70) July 2, 2012

The league and the union agreed last year that players would get blood tests for HGH, but those tests still have not begun because the two sides have not been able to agree on all the details of that testing.

When asked by a fan whether or not Wood believed the union was dragging its feet, Wood responded with “a combo of both but I would like to see it get done.”

“@hoss117: @EWood70 isn’t it the union that is stopping them from blood testing?” prob a combo of both but I would like to see it get done

— Eric Wood (@EWood70) July 2, 2012

 If Wood’s words speak for the entire league, it seems like there would be very little resistance if the NFL implemented blood testing during the 2012 season.


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