Eric Reid Not A Target Of Random Drug Tests Says NFL And NFLPA


Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid was selected to do seven random drug tests which prompted him to suggest that perhaps he is being targeted by the league. Considering Reid was one of the players who protested alongside the now blacklisted, Colin Kaepernick, it's an interesting theory. Although the NFL and the NFLPA are looking to stop the rumors of any targeting, as they released a statement on Wednesday denying any wrongdoing.

"We take any claim questioning the integrity of our collectively bargained performance enhancing drug policy seriously. We asked the independent administrator of the policy to review and produce a report on the claims of targeting. A copy of this report, which contains personal and confidential testing information, has been provided to Eric Reid. We will not breach any player's confidentiality, but can confirm that the report documents the dates he was randomly selected for testing and the actual dates of the drug tests. The report also demonstrates that Mr. Reid's tests were randomly generated via computer algorithm and that his selection for testing was normal when compared with the number of tests players were randomly selected for throughout the league during the time that he was on an active roster. There is no evidence of targeting or any other impropriety with respect to his selection for testing."
"I've been here 11 weeks, I've been drug-tested seven times," Reid said, according to Sports Illustrated. "That has to be statistically impossible. I'm not a mathematician, but there's no way that's random."
According to the NFL, 10 players per team are selected every week for random drug tests and that the selection is computer generated and that his seven tests are on par with other players in the league.


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