Rumors: Panthers’ Eric Reid wasn’t tested as many times as he claimed
By and large, Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid is known in the NFL mostly for these two things: for being among the players who protested during the national anthem before games and for allegedly being used like a guinea pig by the league’s drug-testing committee.
According to Reid, he’s been tested seven times in 11 weeks, which was a fairly inordinate amount enough for him to question the legitimacy of the randomness of the process.
However, Reid may not be saying the real number.
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.
For Reid, he thinks that the NFL has an axe to grind against him, mainly for his kneeling during the national anthem and for his support for the collusion grievance case filed by Colin Kaepernick against the league. Kaepernick was Reid’s former teammate back when the two were still with the San Francisco 49ers.
The NFL and the NFLPA have already denied that there was an ulterior motive for any of the tests done on Reid during the course of the 2018 season.
Reid is set to become a free agent at the end of the current campaign.