The Players Have Lost That Argument: Doping, Drug Testing, and Collective Bargaining
Paul H. Haagen
On September 28, 2005, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held hearings related to the Clean Sports Act and the Professional Sports Integrity and Accountability Act. Each of those proposed pieces of legislation would have required uniform standards related to the control of doping in American professional sports. Each would have taken from the leagues the freedom to set policies related to doping, at least to the degree that any of those policies set standards or penalties less than those provided for in the World Anti-Doping Code (“WADA Code”). Either bill, if enacted into law in their then current form, constitute a profound change in the way that those sports and their practices of collective bargaining are treated in the United States.