Two University of Texas legends from the NFL appeared before the House Public Health Committee Wednesday to testify for a bill that would allow people certified in so-called muscle activation technique, or MAT, to practice without a massage therapy license.

Kasey Studdard, a former UT football player who currently plays for the Houston Texans, said he’s used the treatment for 10 years … But physical and massage therapists testified that the bill would effectively allow any trainer to use massage techniques without a license, leaving them unaccountable to public health and safety laws.

KENS-5 TV, via The Texas Tribune, San Antonio, Texas, April 21, 2011