Le’Veon Bell, the star running back for the New York Jets, took to Twitter Wednesday to tell the NFL that he won’t be participating in anymore “random” Human Growth Hormone tests, telling the league to go “find players who really do that HGH BS.”
Bell said that in just 10 weeks, he’s already undergone five “random” HGH blood tests, all of which he’s passed.
“I’m not doing another after today,” suggesting that his fifth and final test came sometime this week.
“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 a– needles..find the players who really do that HGH BS & get off me..,” his tweet read.
The testing comes as no surprise for Bell who has previously been screened for illegal substances by the league after several drug-related incidents.
While playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014, Bell was suspended for two games after he was charged with possession of marijuana and a DUI. Then, in 2016, he was suspended for four games after missing a scheduled drug test.
While playing for the Steelers in 2014, Bell was suspended for two games after he was charged with possession of marijuana and a DUI. Then, in 2016, he was suspended for four games after missing a scheduled drug test.
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After joining the Jets this summer, Bell was pulled from two consecutive practices for urine samples but head coach Adam Gase attributed it to the timing of his contract, the New York Daily News reported at the time.
Bell responded to some fans who suggested that the league would most definitely try to screen him in retaliation.
“And I won’t be doin it,” he said.
Bell said if officials want to continue to test him for marijuana, then he can “easily pee in a cup.”