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James Harrison is not happy about another random test

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To be polite, James Harrison is ticked. Specifically, because the league has asked him to tick in a cup for the third time this offseason.

Via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, the Steelers linebacker has taken to social media to express his skepticism at the league’s random drug-testing.

“Let’s see,” Harrison wrote. “today marks my 3rd random ped test this offseason in about as many months #March29th #April27th #June6th #nopedsneeded.”

Players can be tested up to six times per offseason. Harrison’s agent Bill Parise tried to dampen the fire, saying “they have the right to test him and we understand that.”

But Harrison has also been skeptical throughout his career. Last December, he told Pennlive.com he didn’t think it was truly arbitrary.

“I’m starting to think it’s not as random,” Harrison said. “I just wish I had that much luck with the lottery. That’s all.”

The 39-year-old linebacker has continued to perform at a high level, and is well known for the intensity of his offseason workouts.

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21 Responses to “James Harrison is not happy about another random test”
  1. xlivsaints says: Jun 6, 2017 4:43 PM

    This means he smokes.

  2. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Jun 6, 2017 4:44 PM

    Anyone who thinks the NFL drug testing program is “random” is an idiot. Of course they target players whose production exceeds the average for players their age at their position.

  3. carloswlassiter says: Jun 6, 2017 4:46 PM

    Let’s see – the guy played for Pitt, goes to Cincinnati where he looks like the decrepit old man he is, then suddenly discovers the fountain of youth back in Pitt?

    Does anyone doubt that this guy is juicing? But as a Pats fan I say let him do it – he sucks in coverage and has never done a thing vs NE.

  4. stillabengalsfan says: Jun 6, 2017 4:54 PM

    Fess up, Lance… uh, I mean James.

  5. fiddlinred says: Jun 6, 2017 4:54 PM

    His physique and age defy our expectations. If he’s clean he is a unique person.

  6. schmitty2 says: Jun 6, 2017 4:55 PM

    The guy is a freak of nature. Him posting those videos of lifting crazy amounts of weight at his age is probably not helping his cause of proving he is PED free.

  7. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Jun 6, 2017 5:00 PM

    Do they also randomly test 40 year old Brady who plans to play 5 more years?

  8. drunkraider says: Jun 6, 2017 5:08 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jun 6, 2017 5:00 PM

    Do they also randomly test 40 year old Brady who plans to play 5 more years?

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    some where tom brady just broke his phone.

  9. damcmp says: Jun 6, 2017 5:10 PM

    Andy Pettite and Roger Clemens were known for intense off season works.. both got popped for being a PED o file lol

  10. campcouch says: Jun 6, 2017 5:12 PM

    Stop posting videos of you benching elephants and they probably leave you alone.

  11. mysterytonite says: Jun 6, 2017 5:16 PM

    Juice head

  12. mannyiac says: Jun 6, 2017 5:25 PM

    If he didn’t do anything wrong,he doesn’t have to worry about how many times he’s tested.It’s in accordance with NFL rules,so stop the whining.

  13. binarymath says: Jun 6, 2017 5:56 PM

    Nobody got ‘randomly’ tested more than Dan Marino. Which likely took a great deal of pressure off his teammates…

  14. carloswlassiter says: Jun 6, 2017 6:37 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jun 6, 2017 5:00 PM

    Do they also randomly test 40 year old Brady who plans to play 5 more years?
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    Steeler fans can’t decide weather to call him Tammie or accuse him of using roids – something, anything to explain his utter dominance over Pitt.

    In the meantime, how could anyone look at Harrison and claim he’s clean? It’s ridiculous. Textbook roid profile with a mid 30’s lull and sudden inexplicable resurgence.

  15. pancaketaco says: Jun 6, 2017 7:04 PM

    How many times has Watt been tested? If zero then he has a right to be pissed.

  16. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 6, 2017 8:37 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jun 6, 2017 5:00 PM

    Do they also randomly test 40 year old Brady who plans to play 5 more years?
    ———————————————————————————–
    Steeler fans can’t decide weather to call him Tammie or accuse him of using roids – something, anything to explain his utter dominance over Pitt.

    In the meantime, how could anyone look at Harrison and claim he’s clean? It’s ridiculous. Textbook roid profile with a mid 30’s lull and sudden inexplicable resurgence.

    I know that’s what I do when I look at 40 year old Brady…like what’s he on? Carlos your assumption makes you look like a knee jerking fool….which you have proven with your post here today. Get some sleep .

  17. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: Jun 7, 2017 8:50 AM

    Why test the Steelers at all? Everyone knows the truth. Just ask Dr. Ryzde.

  18. thefavorite77 says: Jun 7, 2017 2:08 PM

    Sucks in coverage… minus the greatest defensive play of any Super Bowl. INT and 100 yard return as time runs out.

  19. doni609 says: Jun 7, 2017 2:31 PM

    As much as he’s been tested the past few seasons I’m sure that if he were on ‘anything’ from the candy bin it would have been picked up a long time ago. The guy is just a freak of nature who’s willing to work hard to stay that way. Go James! Go Steelers! Go Away Tomlin!

  20. carloswlassiter says: Jun 7, 2017 6:36 PM

    thefavorite77 says:
    Jun 7, 2017 2:08 PM

    Sucks in coverage… minus the greatest defensive play of any Super Bowl. INT and 100 yard return as time runs out.
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    Gee, I don’t know. You think the guy might have lost a step in the intervening 10 years?

  21. carloswlassiter says: Jun 7, 2017 8:30 PM

    doni609 says:
    Jun 7, 2017 2:31 PM

    As much as he’s been tested the past few seasons I’m sure that if he were on ‘anything’ from the candy bin it would have been picked up a long time ago. The guy is just a freak of nature who’s willing to work hard to stay that way.
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    Yeah, no one ever got past the drug testers. It must just be that he’s a “freak of nature” (except for those 2 years in Cincinnati in his mid 30’s where he suddenly looked his age).

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