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Report: NFLPA Holding Vote Regarding New Drug Policy On Friday

 

Update:

Ian Rapoport reports that the NFLPA has scheduled a vote for Friday regarding a new drug policy that will include all 32 players reps.

  • Rapoport adds that an agreement would allow suspended players like Wes Welker, Orlando Scandrick, Dion Jordan and others to return from their suspensions.
  • Albert Breer reports that the NFLPA received a new proposal that appears to have the remaining issues worked out.
  • According to Breer, there is a good chance that a deal is done tomorrow.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that NFL and NFLPA are hoping to finalize an agreement on a new drug policy at some point Thursday night.

  • Schefter adds that suspensions are expected to be overturned as part of this deal.

This coincides with a report from Jason La Canfora in which he mentions that the NFLPA has informed team reps to be on “standby for a potential vote” on a new drug policy.

The two sides have reportedly made “some breakthroughs” on the major issues being discussed such as HGH testing. The NFL has reportedly backed off on their insistence that they should be allowed to hand down punishment for players that are arrested for DUI before the legal process has played out.

This is good news for players like Broncos WR Wes Welker and Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick seeing as their violations came within the 2014 league year.

However, La Canfora previously mentioned that Josh Gordon’s case remains “tricky” given that his failed test occurred before new league year.

Gordon’s suspension stems from a failed drug test during the 2013 season, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens regarding his situation.

We’ll post more updates here as the news is available.