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APNewsBreak: NFL lobbies Congress to pressure players to test for human growth hormone
WASHINGTON (AP) ' The NFL wants Republican members of Congress who are physicians to sign a letter pressuring the players union to agree to implement testing for human growth hormone.
The Associated Press obtained an email from an NFL lobbyist to congressional staffers urging their bosses to sign a letter by two House Republicans urging the NFL and NFL Players' Association to begin testing this season.
Brian Gaston of the Glover Park Group tells the staffers he'd like many of the 21 members of the "GOP Doc Caucus" to sign.
In the letter, which has not yet been publicly released, the congressmen cite their "unique perspective as doctors-turned-lawmakers."
The email indicates the letter was authored by Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey, chairman of the doctors' caucus, and Tennessee Rep. Phil Roe.