Patriots Star Fires Off Salty Tweet in Response to Random Drug Test

Tyler Maher
New England Patriots star Matthew Judon is getting fed up with all of the NFL's "random" drug screenings.
New England Patriots star Matthew Judon is getting fed up with all of the NFL's "random" drug screenings. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Another day, another "random" drug test for Matthew Judon.

While the NFL's drug screens are supposed to be indiscriminate, the New England Patriots' star linebacker clearly believes otherwise.

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The three-time Pro Bowler did not appreciate waking up to the news on Wednesday. that he had been selected for a performance-enhancing drug test. Based on his tweet, Judon believes the league is targeting him after his big game on Monday Night Football in which he racked up 1.5 sacks, 4 tackles and 2 QB Hits against the Arizona Cardinals.

The timing of the test is certainly suspicious, especially after Judon's performance in front of a national audience during primetime. Apparently, the NFL believes he may have used an illicit substance to boost his performance.

One can't blame Judon for feeling disrespected by the league, as some do not believe his performance is legitimate. Getting drug tested is also a hassle and an inconvenience, so the 30-year-old veteran is right to be upset.

It's also widely believed that the NFL's PED testing policy is far from random, as star players tend to get tested more frequently than lesser-known ones. In that case, maybe Judon should be honored that the league noticed his outstanding play.

Assuming Judon passes, he should be good to help the Patriots try to beat the Las Vegas Raiders this weekend. New England will need him, as the Patriots are currently listed as 1-point road underdogs on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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