Prior to the start of the 2014 season, the NFL and its union announced agreement on “improvements” to the policy on performance-enhancing drugs that included testing for human growth hormone, which officially began this past October. As part of that agreement, 5 players on 8 teams were to be tested every week of the season and no testing was to take place on game days.
While I’m unsure about the NFL’s testing during the offseason, it appears as though Pittsburgh Steelers running back Josh Harris is already pretty used to the process.
According to a Sunday evening post on his Twitter account, Harris has been “randomly” tested twice for steroids over the course of the last three months.
The NFL "randomly" selected me for a steroid test. Second one in three months. Hmmm. 😊
— Joshua Harris (@JoshHarris25) June 7, 2015
Harris’ remarks really make you wonder just how random the NFL testing process is. The former undrafted free agent out of Wake Forest hasn’t been shy about posting pictures of his chiseled physique over the course of the last six months and perhaps the league office took notice of them and thought maybe he looked like he was in too good of shape. You know, sort of like LaRon Landry.
Harris is looking to make the Steelers 53 man roster this season as the team’s third or fourth running back after spending most of last season on the team’s practice squad prior to him being promoted following the releases of running back LeGarrette Blount.
Harris rushed for 16 yards on 9 carries last season.