NFL puts Giants' Brown on exempt list pending abuse probe

LONDON (AP) The NFL has placed Josh Brown on paid leave hours after coach Ben McAdoo failed to clarify whether the New York Giants would suspend or cut the kicker over new revelations over his abuse of his wife. In a letter to the 14-year veteran Friday, NFL senior vice president of labor policy Adolpho Birch said Brown was being placed on the league's ''exempt list'' while the...
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October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

ABCs of HGH: Why no deal yet?

Because we know this stuff is starting to make your eyes glaze over, here's the most simplistic breakdown of where the NFL and NFL Players Association are when it comes to HGH testing: * The NFL believes it has made every concession the NFLPA has requested. That includes neutral arbitration for those who test positive and a population study that will determine what should be considered...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

HGH negotiations hit stumbling block

A two-hour Congressional subcommittee hearing designed to prod the NFL to test for human growth hormone didn't seem to have any measurable impact on the one entity that matters. The NFL Players Association. "We appreciate and respect Congress' interest in these issues," said NFLPA spokesman George Atallah after Wednesday's hearing in front of House Oversight and Government Reform...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL drug testing could see big change

Barring an agreement to extend the way NFL drug testing is currently conducted, the league's anti-doping program could be undergoing significant changes. NFL senior vice president Adolpho Birch confirmed Tuesday that the league is considering an outside company to conduct testing. As first reported by The New York Times , one of those potential firms is the World Anti-Doping Agency...
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May 24, 2011  |  Discuss

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