Myles Garrett is starting to think that the NFL’s random drug testing isn’t so random.

The Browns defensive end announced the news of his offseason drug test on Tuesday on social media, which he couldn’t help but speculate the timing of it was more than coincidental. 

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Why? Because he had posted a picture of himself shirtless and wearing a jacket on Instagram just a day before he got the request.

Under normal circumstances, Garrett might have laughed off the timing. However, Garrett has been randomly drug-tested quite a bit since the start of the 2021 NFL season, and he seems to believe that they are all related to him showing off his muscles.

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The first time that he was drug tested came in early October. Garrett noted that he had gone sleeveless just once and was asked to produce a sample after that.

Garrett decided to tempt fate again a couple of weeks later. He went sleeveless against for a second time. Lo and behold, he was slapped with another random drug test. That prompted him to retire “sleeveless Myles.”

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That didn’t stop the NFL from trying to test Garrett. A week after he went sleeveless again, he was tested yet again. He complied, but he continued to throw jokes around on Twitter in its aftermath.

This isn’t the first time that a player has been randomly drug tested at an odd time either. Odell Beckham Jr. was recently tested after putting together one of his best games in a Rams uniform. He complained about being tested so frequently when he was with Garrett in Cleveland and recently tweeted of his frequent tests “it’s been [like that] for the last 3 years” and “obviously more since I been a Ram.”

Is there a conspiracy at foot? Probably not, but it’s fair for Garrett — and Beckham — to be at least a bit suspicious of what’s going on.





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