Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/20/05 at 02:38 AM ET
N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman was asked recently about his views on the legislation currently working its way through Congress that deals with drug testing in professional sports. If that means we have to test our players to prove that they're clean, we're going to do it - which is why we and the players' association in the collective bargaining agreement have agreed on a performance-enhancing random testing program with severe punishments." Those punishments, Bettman said, would be a 20-game suspension for a first offense, a 60-game suspension for a second and a lifetime ban for a third, with no possibility of reinstatement for at least two years. N.H.L. teams play 82 regular-season games.
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