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Eric Reid not tested as many times as claimed: reports

January 9, 2019

In addition to finding no evidence of “impropriety,” a joint report from the NFL and the NFLPA concluded Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reidoverstated the number of times he had been drug tested.

On Dec. 17, Reid told reporters he had been tested seven tests since signing with the Panthers in September telling reporters “there’s no way that’s random.”

Reid, who protests social injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem, has an on-going collusion suit against the NFL after the safety went until late September without a job, alleging he was being blackballed over his protesting.

But The Washington Post’s Mark Maske and Pro Football Talk both reported that the joint report found Reid was not tested as many times as he had claimed.

According to one source familiar with the report delivered to the NFL and NFLPA on Eric Reid’s drug testing, that report says that Reid was not tested as many times as Reid asserted publicly. MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) January 9, 2019

Per Pro Football Talk:

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Reid was tested on a number of occasions that would fall within the characterization of normal no more, and no less.

On Wednesday morning, the league and the player’s union released a joint statement that said there was no evidence of Reid being targeted after an investigation.

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