Continuing the long tradition of NFL players being mad about drug tests, Richard Sherman is mad about a drug test.
Two of them, to be exact.
The San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl cornerback was up early on Twitter on Thursday complaining about drug tests he was ordered to undergo as he prepared for Sunday’s Super Bowl.
So a Random PED and Blood test two weeks in a row?! I gotta go play the lottery I must be the most lucky man in the world.— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 30, 2020
I wonder how many other player have to get blood taken before the Super Bowl. Probably a very exclusive fraternity— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 30, 2020
Drug tests a regular source of angst
Complaining about drug testing has become a pastime among NFL players.
Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid accused the NFL of targeting him during the 2018 season as he was repeatedly tested. Reid believed the league was after him because of his outspoken stance on social justice issues and alliance with Colin Kaepernick.
New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell complained in November about his fifth drug test in 10 weeks, vowing to not the let the league continue to “stick me with those dirty-ass needles.”
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was agitated with a random drug test order at the conclusion of his season this year.
Sherman’s history with drug testing
This is not Sherman’s first beef with the NFL on the drug testing front.
Sherman wasn’t happy about getting tested after the 49ers’ divisional-round playoff victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
Hahahaha ball out and get the double dip.... PED and HGH tests.... hahaha gotta love it ...— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 12, 2020
He threatened to sue the NFL in 2012 when a drug test showed that he reportedly tested positive for banned stimulant Adderall. He appealed the ban on the argument that the test was tainted due to improper handling by its administrators. The NFL granted his appeal and lifted a four-game suspension.
So there’s history here for Sherman.
Also, he doesn’t like needles.
Just hate them taking my blood ..... just weird 💉💉💉— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 12, 2020
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