Concussions. The 18-game season. A potential lockout. They're all hot-button topics in the NFL. But in my eyes, none of them compares to the issue of pros using human growth hormone.
A few seasons ago, strength coaches I know began whispering about players they were convinced were using HGH. I was surprised by the names they were dropping, as most of the guys' bodies weren't all that huge. They told me to ignore size and look for guys who were transforming their bodies unreasonably fast. So I started paying closer attention. And guess what? I could tell.