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Panthers Stars Among Those In Favor Of HGH Testing
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, wide receiver Steve Smith and tight end Greg Olsen said they're in favor of the NFL working out an agreement with the players union on a reliable way to test for HGH, providing it's safe and not too intrusive.
Newton said having blood drawn is ''not a big deal.''
''Whatever the NFL decides to do I'm all for it, whether HGH testing or any testing,'' Newton said. ''I'll be prepared to do the test.''
Olsen believes it's good for the game.
''I don't think we want to go down the road that baseball's got themselves in, trying to play catch-up,'' Olsen said.
Smith, entering his 13th season in the league, is one of the smallest receivers in the league at 5-foot-9 and 189 pounds.
He said he's all for making sure the cheaters are weeded out and to help level the playing field in a game where the men who play it keep getting bigger and bigger.
''I understand making the game cleaner,'' Smith said. ''If guys have things to hide, that's their personal problem. As for me, with the drug use in my family, I don't like needles. I don't like pills. I don't like any of those aspects. ''
Source: Associated Press
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