ERIC REID, THE SAME MAN WHO STARTED PROTESTING WITH KAEPERNICK AND HAS CONTINUED HIS PROTESTS SAYS THAT HE HAS HAD 5 "RANDOM" DRUG TESTS SINCE JOINING THE CAROLINA PANTHERS 6 WEEKS AGO! If all this is true, it looks like the NFL is trying to get some dirt on him to tarnish his reputation and discredit his protests, because there is no way possible with all the players in the NFL that one particular player would be "RANDOMLY" called in 5 times for drug tests over a 6 week period! "After he was ejected from the Panthers’ 52-21 loss for a dirty hit on Ben Roethlisberger, Reid said after the game that the NFL had administered a random drug test to him for the fifth time since he rejoined the Panthers. The safety didn’t seem very amused.
Reid hasn’t exactly been the NFL’s favorite player since he rejoined the league on a one-year deal with the Panthers. He has continued to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial inequality, openly feuded with Malcolm Jenkins and the Players Coalition and still has a grievance pending against the league.
One player even speculated that the cause of a weak safety market in free agency last offseason was due to teams trying to look like they weren’t colluding against Reid when he was a free agent. So, naturally, if Reid really is receiving the nuisance of a drug test many more times than the average players, he might have reason to think the system isn’t on the level.
So, to figure out the rough odds of Reid receiving this many drug tests during his short stint with the Panthers, we have to consider a few numbers.
Eric Reid said he has received quite a few drug tests from the NFL. First, Reid joined the Panthers six weeks ago on Sept. 27.
Second, NFL drug-testing policy dictates that 10 players from each team, supposedly chosen at random by a computer, are selected for drug-testing each week of the season. The pool of players that may be selected for testing include the 53 players on the Panthers’ active roster, the nine players they have on reserve and their 10 practice-squad players, adding up to 72 players.
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