Steelers kicker has monster 6-field goal game, gets ‘randomly’ drug tested two days later

He’s not the first kicker to get arbitrarily tested .
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The NFL randomly selected kicker Chris Boswell for a drug exam on Wednesday morning, but oh, does the timing seem far from “random.”

Responsible for 18 of his team’s 24 phases on Sunday, Steelers kicker Chris Boswell pretty much “put the team on his back, ” as they say. His six field goals mark a career best, which stimulates this “random” drug test suspiciously not random.

Boswell tweeted the note taped to his locker, and seemed pretty skeptical.

Let’s break away the( recent) history books for a second. This is Boswell’s second season in the . Last year, he notched four field goals in a game on three separate occasions. So a six-field goal game is high, sure, but not out of the question.

But this isn’t the first time a kicker has been “randomly” drug tested.

Colts punter Pat McAfee absolutely laid down by Broncos punt returner Trindon Holliday in 2013. Kickers aren’t known for being particularly physical, so a day afterward, the NFL issued him a “random” drug test.

It happened again earlier this year, when McAfee joked about April 20, a celebratory day for enthusiasts, merely to get a random drug test the next day.

So yeah, these drug tests’ randomness stretching credibility.

But Boswell should take it as a compliment. After all, the NFL believes merely someone on PHDs could have pulled off such field goal mastery.

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