By Bill Bradley, contributing editor
It's been almost two weeks since the NFL and NFL Players Association began their posturing over implementation of HGH testing. And it has been two years since the sides agreed to make HGH testing part of the collective bargaining agreement.
NFL Network's Steve Wyche asked during Tuesday's "NFL AM": What are the final hurdles to starting HGH testing?
Wyche pointed out that players are tired of delays.
However, the sticking point isn't getting blood out of players. It's finding a reliable way to test every player and the players' desire to appeal to a third party over a false test -- and not have NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell involved.
The NFLPA, for instance, doesn't want Goodell to have final say should a Biogenesis-type scandal occur among NFL players.
"We want HGH out of football," players' representative Michael Robinson said, "but we want it done the right way."
With the season starting in two days, HGH testing might have to way until next year. Adolpho Birch, the NFL's senior vice president for law and labor policy, said the points they have agreed upon would make it tough to start testing after the season has begun.
That fact has some players frustrated.