There’s a healthy amount of debate in scientific literature about whether the use of HGH is truly a performance enhancer. It’s thought to increase lean muscle mass, decrease body fat, speed recovery from injuries, and seems to work best in combination with other agents like anabolic steroids. It increases the connective tissue in muscles, but not the actual proteins that do the work. Muscles look bigger, but don’t necessarily work better. As far as its use in speeding injury recovery, rat models have shown that it doesn’t decrease recovery time, and can increase repaired tendon failure and bone fractures.
The following is a list of suspensions in the National Football League (NFL). Most NFL suspensions have been for players, but several coaches, owners, general managers, and game officials have also been suspended. After Roger Goodell became commissioner in 2006, the league began cracking down on players performing violent hits, as well as handing out more frequent suspensions for violating the league's personal conduct and substance abuse policies. After the 2011 season was over, Goodell handed down one of the most severe suspensions in league history when he suspended eight New Orleans Saints players and coaches for their involvement in the Saints bounty program .