With the Ray Rice video, Adrian Peterson’s child abuse charges, the lawsuit against Jerry Jones, and the league’s evolving drug policy — the NFL is taking a big public relations hit.
The NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing.
The NFL and the players’ union are close to finalizing the drug policy changes they tentatively agreed upon last week.
NFL Players Association reps have voted to approve a proposed new drug policy from the league, NFL.com reports.
Player representatives to the union will discuss the NFL’s latest drug policy proposal during a second conference call.
Player representatives from the league’s 32 NFL teams will spend the next 24 hours reviewing the details of a proposed new drug policy, according to NFL.com.
The 32 player representatives to the union could vote Tuesday on changes to the NFL’s drug policy that potentially could implement HGH testing.
The NFL and the players’ union are meeting Monday to discuss the league’s drug policies. Both sides are considering potential changes to the policies and to discipline for players who violate them.
It’s been a rough summer for Denver Broncos’ Von Miller. In August, the NFL announced the team’s star linebacker would be suspended for six games for violating the league’s drug policy.