Titans' Scott says March would be time to begin HGH testing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans player representative Jake Scott said the NFL should wait until March to deal with HGH testing.

The league and NFL Players Association tentatively agreed in the contract that ended the 4½-month NFL lockout to implement testing for human growth hormone. But the union had to approve testing procedures and hasn't done so, saying it wants more information.

Scott said Tuesday that a solution would be to "do it in March when players can sit down and the league can sit down, and you don't have the stress and the strain of a football season going on to deal with it."

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello noted that in the CBA "the union agreed to HGH testing with the goal of beginning it by the first week of the 2011 season. We have been ready to go, but the union continues its delaying tactics."

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