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 NFL. 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.
If I’m on steroids than I definitely need a refund cuz I got the incorrect juice
Chris Boswell (@ WizardOfBoz0 9) December 21, 2016
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.
Pat McAfee (@ PatMcAfeeShow) October 21, 2013
It happened again earlier this year, when McAfee joked about April 20, a celebratory day for marijuana enthusiasts, merely to get a random drug test the next day.
When you tweet on 4/20.. Can’t make this up pic.twitter.com/ 6hoasLoGML
Pat McAfee (@ PatMcAfeeShow) April 21, 2016
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.