On Tuesday, the House Committee on Government Reform sent a letter to various sports leagues, including Major League Soccer, requesting information on their performance-enhancing drug policies. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber today issued the following statement with regards to the congressional investigation:
"Major League Soccer is proud that together with our players we have been able to create the strictest performance-enhancing drug policy among the major professional sports through the new CBA that takes effect this year," said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. "It speaks to the caliber of athletes in MLS and our mutual steadfast commitment for zero tolerance with regards to performance-enhancing drug abuse. We look forward to working with Congress on its investigation."
In addition to MLS, the following leagues and organizations are also scheduled to receive correspondence from the committee: U.S. Soccer Federation, USA Cycling, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), USA Track & Field, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Hockey League (NHL).