Chris Boswell

Steelers kicker Chris Boswell selected for “random” drug test after six field goal game

The NFL seemingly has some fun with their “random” drug tests, often selecting players that just did something noteworthy for a test. The latest victim? Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell.

Boswell, in his second year out of Rice, tied a Steelers record with six field goals in the team’s 24-20 win over the Bengals on Sunday. Five of those six kicks came from beyond 40 yards, and apparently, that was enough to raise the NFL’s eyebrows and summon him for a “random” drug test.

This isn’t the first time this has happened, as I alluded to above. Colts punter Pat McAfee is the most notable player to bring “random” drug tests to light, as he was tested in August after a 65-yard punt in the preseason against the Bills, in April after making a joke on 4/20, and in October of 2013 after a crushing block.

Boswell’s teammate LeVeon Bell was also “randomly” tested by the NFL on 4/20, but given that Bell was eventually handed a suspension for skipping drug tests, maybe we shouldn’t damn the league too much for that one.

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