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 May 6, 2005
N-F-L faces questions about steroids
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CAPITOL HILL The congressional panel that investigated steroid use in baseball now wants to question officials with the National Football League.

The House Government Reform Committee has scheduled a hearing April 27th.

Chairman Tom Davis says a public review of the N-F-L's steroid strategy is the next step in the investigation.

The committee has asked for and received a response from the league about the number of drug tests performed each year, the number of positive results and which substances are tested for.

Commissioner Paul Tagliabue (TAG'-lee-uh-boo) and Gene Upshaw with the N-F-L Players Association are among those invited to testify.

The committee held an eleven-hour hearing on steroids in baseball last month. Among the witnesses were former players Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco and baseball commissioner Bud Selig (SEE'-lihg).

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