After Major League Baseball suspended 13 players for violating its rules against performance-enhancing drugs, PED use in sports once again is a hot topic. That topic touched football last week when Baltimore Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson was banned for eight games after running afoul of the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy.
"I'm definitely one of the guys ... test me and the guys as many ways as you can to make sure that there is nobody in the league that's on anything," Flacco said. "The last thing that I want to be doing is having my guys, that I'm pretty sure are natural, going against guys that aren't."
The NFL conducts regular urine tests randomly throughout the season. But it has yet to wade into testing players' blood for the use of illegal drugs such as human growth hormone (HGH).
But Flacco would be fine with it.
The NFL and NFL Players Association currently are negotiating a method and timeline in which to begin HGH testing.