Anthem Protester Eric Reid Claims NFL Has Drug Tested Him Five Times This Season (Report)

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Carolina Panthers security and nationwide anthem protester Eric Reid, says the NFL has given him “random” drug checks 5 instances within the final couple months.

Reid was ejected from Thursday’s sport for making contact with Ben Roethlisberger’s head, whereas the Steelers QB was attempting to slip. After his penalty, Reid was ordered to take a drug check. However in feedback within the locker room, Reid hinted that he thinks he’s being handled unfairly.

Panthers reporter Marcel Louis-Jacques tweeted that Reid claimed he has been drug examined a number of instances within the final two months:

The NFL has randomly chosen Eric Reid to take a drug check after tonight’s sport.

Reid’s response: “That is just like the fifth time since I’ve been right here … They’re not going to catch me on something.”

Says he’s acquired nothing to cover, doesn’t take something unlawful

The NFL has carried out a system of random testing of gamers ruled by a pc program to make sure it’s really random.

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NFL.com reporter Ian Rapaport tweeted the NFL’s rule on random drug checks:

To this point there was no remark from the league to substantiate Reid’s declare of being drug examined 5 instances, however in line with The Massive Lead, the percentages that Reid could possibly be “randomly” chosen for that many checks is simply about 0.5 p.c.

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The Massive Lead additionally implied that the drug testing could possibly be punishment for Reid’s anthem protests.

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“It’s doable it simply occurs to be a coincidence that it’s taking place to him, some of the outspoken defenders of Colin Kaepernick and kneeling in the course of the nationwide anthem,” Massive Lead’s Kyle Koster wrote.

Comply with Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

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