In what was expected, the House Government Reform Committee has formally notified the NFL that they will begin hearings on April 27, 2005 at 10:00am ET.
The NFL should be prepared as they saw the idiocy that MLB brought. The people invited as witnesses include:
- Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner, National Football League
- Harold Henderson, Executive Vice President, Labor Relations, National Football League
- Gene Upshaw, Executive Director, National Football League Players Association
I think it’s telling that no players have been invited.
One thing I think we can expect are parents and high school athletes showing up:
The Committee said:
A public review of the NFL’s strategy for combating steroid use marks the next step in our investigation. Examining the effectiveness of the NFL’s policy is a key part of understanding why 500,000 high school students today have tried steroids.
The NFL hasn’t had a public comment on this yet.