The Human Growth Hormone test: a war of words between the World Anti-Doping Agency and the NFL Players Association
Published 27 May 2013 By: Howard Jacobs
The World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) and the National Football League Players’ Association (“NFLPA”) have been in a long running debate over the application of Human Growth Hormone (“HGH”) blood testing in the National Football League (“NFL”). Howard Jacobs (The Athletes Lawyer) reviews both sides of the debate in light of the recent the Court of Arbitration for Sport decision in the Veerpalu v. FIS case.
Get access to this article and all of the expert analysis and commentary at LawInSport
Already a member?
Articles, webinars, conference videos and podcast transcripts
This work was written for and first published on LawInSport.com (unless otherwise stated) and the copyright is owned by LawInSport Ltd. Permission is granted to make digital or hard copies of this work (or part, or abstracts, of it) for personal use provided copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage, and provided that all copies bear this notice and full citation on the first page (which should include the URL, company name (LawInSport), article title, author name, date of the publication and date of use) of any copies made. Copyright for components of this work owned by parties other than LawInSport must be honoured.
- Tags: Anti-Doping | National Football League (NFL) | NFL Players Association (NFLPA) | United States of America (USA) | World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
- Rope-a-dope: the continued fight against doping in sport
- Catch me if you can! Anti-doping policy in India
- Navigating the WADA prohibited list: catchalls and consistencies
- The Athlete Biological Passport: a ‘magic bullet’ for EPO detection? Part 2 of 2
- The Athlete Biological Passport: a ‘magic bullet’ for EPO detection? Part 1 of 2
Howard Jacobs is lawyer in the Los Angeles suburb of Westlake Village, California. Mr. Jacobs has been identified by various newspapers as one of the leading sports lawyers in the United States, and was profiled by USA Today in a feature article titled “Athletes accused of cheating find perfect advocate.”