Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/19/14

The NFL is supposed to be testing for HGH among its players by now. Back in 2011, the NFLPA and the NFL agreed to blood-testing, but both have dragged their feet in terms of implementing the tests. According to one player speaking to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the use of human growth hormone as at an all-time high in the league: “It’s like clockwork nowadays,” he said, estimating 10-15 players on each team use the banned substance. “Not tested and it’s easy to get. Nowadays, dude? In 2013? (Expletive) yeah. I’m just being real.” That number of players is an extremely high and if that estimation is accurate, that would be roughly about 18-20 percent of the league taking what is banned substance. We are inclined to believe that number might be more in the 10-15 percent range. That being said, having at least five guys on a single team is quite a bit. It is more likely that the use is more spotty around the league, with some teams having many more, and some teams with zero players using it. The actual benefits of HGH in terms of being a performance-enhancing drug are still in question. There is not a [...]

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