Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
It was only a few days ago where people such as me were getting excited about the possibility of a new drug policy being passed, which would likely allow players such as Dion Jordan and Reshad Jones to return earlier from their suspensions. Now, Miami Dolphins player representative John Denney is warning that it could either pass in a few days or may take as long as a few weeks.
The players met via conference call on Monday evening but they decided to hold off on voting. The new policy would include testing for human growth hormones and alter other parameters on the league's present drug testing policies.
“We wanted to understand everything and clarify anything that wasn’t [clear],” Denney told Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel. “They want to dot their T’s and cross their I’s.”
“It’s like the lockout. There are times I thought we were close during the lockout and it just dragged on and on. If the legal team is going over the documents and they see something they don’t like, want something clarified or reworded they send it back to [the NFL], the NFL sends it back to us and that’s another day. We send it back, and that’s another day," Denney said. "The biggest delay is you have to agree on the whole package. We can agree on 99 percent of the contract and if there’s a certain part we don’t agree on then we have to hash that out until we find that balance.”