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February 28, 1986

Gene Upshaw, executive director of the National Football League Players Assn., said NFL players would not object to stiffer penalties for drug violations, including a one-year suspension for third-time offenders.

Players remain strongly opposed to mandatory drug testing, however, Upshaw said in a Washington Post interview. He said the union would fight any attempt by NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle to implement a new drug-testing program without negotiation.

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