Lev's Done With Rando HGH Tests

Hell yes he is.

Jim Rome
November 21, 2019 - 11:42 am
Le'Veon Bell

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It has been a long, strange, and generally terrible season for the New York Jets. But they have managed to win two straight games, which qualifies as a streak. But not nearly as impressive as the streak that Le’Veon Bell tweeted about yesterday.

I done had 5 “random” HGH blood test in 10 weeks...@NFL I’m not doing another after today, whatever y’all lookin for, it obviously ain’t there & I’m not about to keep allowing y’all to stick me with those dirty ass needles..find the players who really do that HGH BS & get off me..

That is an amazing tweet on so many levels. First off, it is amazing that he has been randomly tested five times in ten weeks. Especially since only 40 players are tested each week. The ruling had been that five random players on eight random teams each week are tested. And yet somehow, Bell has been tested five times in ten weeks. I’m not a mathematician, but the odds of that are pretty nuts.

And that’s only about the first part of the tweet. Then there’s his announcement to the league office that “I’m not doing another after today” and “I’m not about to keep allowing y’all to stick me with those dirty ass needles” and then closing it out with “find the players who really do that HGH BS & get off me.”

I wish there was more than one RT button on a tweet, because I would retweet that about fifty times. And notice I said retweet it. I wouldn’t just like it. I would retweet it. Liking a tweet and not retweeting it is for cowards. If you like something, retweet it, that’s just common courtesy people!

But Bell was just getting started, because when someone tweeted: It’s because you smoked weed and got caught. Thems the rules fool.

He responded: well then they obviously testing for thing then huh goofy?

I assume he means well then they obviously testing for the wrong thing then huh goofy? But I don’t care, I just love an NFL player ending a tweet to a follower with “huh, goofy?”

But not as much as I loved this next tweet.

Someone else tweeted: Le’Veon complaining bout random drug test like he wasn’t caught smoking dope more than once...

To which Bell responded: you don’t need my blood to test me for marijuana weirdo...I can easily pee in a cup

An NFL player calling someone on Twitter “goofy” is good. An NFL player calling someone on Twitter a “weirdo” is amazing. That will never fail to crack me up.

And he’s got a point. If your point is that the league is singling him out for HGH testing because he failed a marijuana test, then something’s a little weird. Because the HGH testing is supposedly random and because if you’re testing for marijuana, you don’t need blood.

And he wasn’t done after the tweets. He had more that he wanted to say when he met with the media.

So he’s not backing down from his claim that he’s done being tested. And yes, he knows that refusing a test will be treated as a failed test. He knows that better than anyone, because he was suspended three games in 2016 after missing a test.

And I get his point. Honestly, I do. If it’s supposed to be random, it sure does seem kind of weird that he’s gotten dinged five times in ten weeks. That doesn’t seem random. Again, the math on that is crazy. And it’s even worse when you don’t like needles. I mean, I don’t think anyone loves needles, but getting stuck five times in ten weeks is a lot, especially if you hate needles.

And especially if you hate “dirty ass needles.”

The problem is, this is how the system works. That’s how the testing is done. And as crazy as it is that he’s been tested five times in ten weeks, you can’t put a limit on the number of tests that a guy will receive in a season because once he hits that number, he would be free to use HGH or bull roids or whatever he wants to use after that because he wouldn’t be tested again.

Five times seems like a lot, but if you knew that five times was the max, if you hit that number, you could find a juicer at the nearest Gold’s Gym and load up a U-Haul with anything and everything you wanted.

So it’s hard for there to be a limit in season or for guys to know when they’re going to be tested. Then it’s not a drug test, it’s an intelligence test.  

But Le’Veon Bell is telling you right now, he is flat out done with your dirty ass needles, done with tests, done with people taking his blood, and done with goofs and weirdos on Twitter.