The New York Giants have conducted regular urinalysis tests on players suspected of using illegal drugs or alcohol, a practice that violates the bargaining agreement between NFL owners and the players union, according to published reports.
The tests involved approximately 12 players on the 49-man roster and some were tested as often as twice a week, the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press reported today, quoting sources close to the team.
The sources told the newspaper that some players have been sent for clinical treatment after illegal substances were found through the test results, while some players were tested and the results were negative. Asked by the Associated Press about the article, General Manager George Young of the Giants said he would not comment "on whispers and rumors." . . .
Dan Devine and the late Andrew Gustafson were named to the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame.
Devine, who coached at Arizona State, Missouri and Notre Dame, will be inducted at the Foundation's 28th annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner in New York on Dec. 3. Gustafson, who coached at Virginia Tech and Miami, will also be saluted on that occasion along with four deceased players, but will be inducted at a special on-campus ceremonies at a Miami game this fall.