Le’Veon Bell seems set and ready to go to war with the National Football League after he stated once before that he was done taking “random” HGH blood tests administered by the NFL.
So on Friday, when he got a notice to take one, Bell took to Twitter to let everyone know it wasn’t going to happen.
Per NFL rules, players with no previous violations of the policy on performance enhancers won’t be tested more than six times in a calendar year.
“Is it random, though?” Bell said. “Why do I feel like every time they’re here doing the HGH testing, I get picked?”
“We’ve been playing the season for 10 weeks and I’ve been tested five times for HGH,” Bell said in late November. “On average, it’s like once every two weeks, right? Every two weeks, you all been testing me and haven’t found nothing, so what are y’all looking for?
“I just don’t understand.”
If Bell does indeed refuse to take this test, the league could consider it a failed test and choose to discipline him — with suspension a possibility.
“If we have to cross that bridge, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there,” Bell said.