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NFLPA waits for final drug proposal from NFL


The NFLPA plans to vote tonight on the latest proposal from the NFL regarding a new drug policy. First, the NFLPA needs to get a proposal from the league.

As of this posting, that hasn’t happened yet.

“The players are prepared to vote on a proposal from NFL tonight but they will need something to review well in advance of that vote,” NFLPA spokesman George Atallah told PFT by phone. “As of right now, there’s nothing yet. Players have been informed of the status of the league’s proposal on an ongoing basis. [On Monday], [NFLPA president] Eric Winston and [NFLPA executive committee member] Brian Waters reiterated the importance of a fair due process for hGH testing, a line in the sand with respect to player discipline before a fair due process on DUIs, and also other issues that were important to them.”

Those other issues include the manner in which players are processed through the substance-abuse policy, and potentially an increase in the permissible marijuana metabolite concentration.

“There is no doubt that they are ready to strike a deal, but they need something to review before they can make a final decision,” Atallah said. “We also provided an update to certain agents in very broad terms on things that the players had already been informed about.”

And so we continue to wait. And wait. And wait.