posted on Apr, 19 2005 @ 04:54 PM
The congressional committee that investigated steroid use in baseball will turn its investigation to the same problem in football. The panel said
Tuesday it will ask NFL officials and union representatives to testify at a hearing next week.
"A public review of the NFL's strategy for combatting steroid use marks the next step in our investigation," said Rep. Tom Davis, chairman of the
House Government Reform Committee. "Examining the effectiveness of the NFL's policy is a key part of understanding why 500,000 high school students
today have tried steroids."
Invited to the April 27 hearing are NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue; Gene Upshaw, vice president of the NFL Players Association, and Harold Henderson,
the NFL's executive vice president for labor relations.
I don't honestly get why congress feels they have to get into the bottom of this and not let the own organizations etc take care of it.